Why You Might Consider LANAP® for Treating Your Gum Disease

Although many people shrug it off, gum disease is a serious condition affecting millions of people every year. Even if you take good care of your teeth, you can still suffer from the effects of periodontitis without regular checkups and treatment. It has even been known to cause problems for pregnant women and their unborn babies. The good news is that no matter how advanced your periodontitis becomes, there are usually options for treatment. Dr. Lindsay Eastman can help you decide if an option such as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP® in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, FL is a good choice for you. There are many reasons to consider laser gum surgery in the treatment of your periodontal disease.

No Cutting

While traditional surgery uses blades to cut into your gums, LANAP® does not. It uses a laser to identify the diseased tissue and help to repair it or stimulate regrowth. There are many patients who avoid seeing their periodontist because they do not like to be around needles or blades, but there is no need to stress about blades with this procedure.

Minimal Discomfort and Pain

No blades also means less discomfort and pain from the procedure. There is a higher chance that your teeth will remain intact, and also less of a chance of gum recession and sensitivity developing. Healing is also faster and more comfortable.

Keep Healthy Tissue, Teeth, and Bone Intact

The laser is able to differentiate between the tissues that are diseased as opposed to those which are healthy. It also does not adversely affect teeth or bone. While traditional methods involve removal of diseased tissue which may include cutting through healthy tissue, LANAP® only treats the diseased tissue and keeps everything else intact.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Gum disease is serious, and Dr. Eastman may recommend LANAP® if you suffer from moderate to severe periodontal disease. To learn more about laser gum surgery or to schedule your own consultation, call 866-910-0629 for Bradenton or (941) 585-0869 for Lakewood Ranch.


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