Dentist discusses the best laser gum treatment in Mesa
Gum disease requires immediate treatment. When left untreated, it can advance and cause irreversible damage to the mouth and even put you at risk for other health conditions. Advanced gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults. In the past, gum disease treatment has been invasive and hard to tolerate for many patients. This is why we offer minimally invasive laser treatment to eliminate bacteria and restore health.
While gum disease cannot be cured, it can be managed. Addressing gum disease is important. Harmful bacteria present in the mouth during gum disease can travel to other areas of the body, eventually increasing the risk of other serious medical conditions.
LANAP laser treatment is a non-surgical procedure that provides relief from the gum disease and may eliminate the need for more invasive treatment options.
Some of the benefits of LANAP treatment include:
- Tooth preservation – The infections that occur with gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss. LANAP helps rid the mouth of bacteria and toxins to help save natural teeth.
- Halts progression of the disease – Gum disease can spread when left untreated. The harmful bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and put patients at an increase risked for heart disease and stroke. LANAP can help lower the risk of the disease advancing.
- Eliminates chronic bad breath – Many people are unaware that bad breath is one of the first symptoms of gum disease. Once the bacteria and food particles are removed, mouth odor is eliminated.
Ultimately, the best treatment is prevention. With proper oral hygiene, good nutrition, and regular dental visits, most cases of gum disease are preventable. If you are in the Mesa area and would like to learn more about the prevention and treatment of gum disease, call us today at (480) 830-3305.