Have You Heard about Laser Treatments for Periodontal Disease?

dr roth laser periodonticsDentistry has changed quite a bit over the years. If you have ever been diagnosed with gum disease, you know that periodontal work can be a tedious and sometimes painful process. With new technology, that will become a thing of the past. How? With lasers.

Gingivitis and periodontal disease is usually caused by plaque build-up. Most of the time, proper oral hygiene

(brushing and flossing regularly) will get rid of most of the plaque, but if plaque starts building up it solidifies. That solidified plaque is tartar, and no amount of brushing or flossing will remove that tartar build-up. The only thing that will remove it is a deep cleaning by your dentist and hygienist, and, as mentioned above, that can be an unpleasant experience. And, in some cases, surgery is required to remove diseased tissue.

Now, with the help of lasers, some of that discomfort is alleviated. In short, LANAP, or laser-assisted new attachment procedure, vaporizes and removes the diseased tissue from your mouth quickly and easily. The result? Less bleeding, less swelling and less pain.

Other benefits of LANAP include:

  • Typically requires 2 visits, versus 4 or more for traditional approaches
  • There is no cutting or sutures involved.
  • Once the procedure is completed, the lost tissue regenerates nicely

Best of all, most dental insurance covers the LANAP procedures!

For more information, give Dr. Roth a call at 949-855-0450 to set up an appointment.

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