Laser gum restoration in Mesa, AZ
The field of dentistry is constantly evolving. New procedures provide patients with more effective results. One of these advancements is the introduction of lasers into dentistry. Lasers have revolutionized basic dental treatments, giving patients a wealth of benefits. At New Health Dental in Mesa, AZ, we incorporate lasers into our practice by offering LANAP, a laser assisted gum restoration procedure.
The gum disease problem
Gum disease affects millions of Americans and is one of the leading causes of permanent tooth loss among adults. While gum disease is very treatable when caught during its earliest stage, gingivitis, many patients do not receive the treatment they need to restore oral health. When gingivitis is allowed to advance to periodontal disease, it can cause irreversible damage.
The LANAP procedure
The use of lasers in gum disease treatment:
- Preserves more soft tissue.
- Lessens risk of discomfort and infection.
- Improves recovery time.
Laser treatment can reduce the number of follow-up visits, and get patients back to their normal lives quicker than traditional oral surgery.
The LANAP procedure uses laser light to remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and diseased gum tissue from pockets around teeth. Pockets are thoroughly cleaned and then sealed to prevent additional bacteria from entering. After the procedure, gum tissue heals and realigns around the tooth structure for a fully restored smile.
After LANAP, patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours. With improved oral hygiene and regular dental visits, the health and beauty of the smile can be maintained long term.
Gum disease can be a very serious condition. The good news is that there are treatment options such as the LANAP attachment procedure which can restore your smile and oral health. If you are in the Mesa, AZ area, call us today at to learn more about this gum restoration procedure.