LANAP - The Gentle Way to Treat Gum Disease
Do You Have Gum Disease?
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Gum recession
- Tooth and gum sensitivity
- Swollen or red gums
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is one of the most common oral conditions in America, affecting over 75 percent of the population to some degree. The condition can cause a variety of oral and overall health concerns, including receding gums, tooth sensitivity, loose teeth and tooth loss and has even been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and dementia. Even with these serious concerns, many early symptoms of gum disease are subtle enough to go unnoticed and thus undiagnosed. In other cases, patients may start to notice signs of gum disease but avoid receiving the treatment they need due to dental anxiety or fear. We offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery so patients can receive the care they need in comfort.
LANAP - Laser Gum Disease Treatment
At Southpark Dental Group, we understand that many patients have anxiety over dental treatments, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art LANAP® laser gum disease treatment for our Orlando, FL patients. LANAP allows us to provide effective gum disease treatment in a shorter amount of time and with drastically less discomfort than traditional means. In fact, LANAP does not use scalpels or sutures at all. The entire treatment is performed with gentle laser light and is proven to be even more successful in treating gum disease than traditional methods.
The LANAP Gum Surgery Process
Gum disease treatment with LANAP makes gum surgery easier and even more effective. LANAP uses a small, handheld wand with an ultra-fine tip to access areas of the mouth below the gum line. From this tip, gentle laser light is emitted and used to eradicate diseased tissue as well as stimulate healthy tissue for enhanced healing. LANAP is actually the only protocol that is FDA cleared for true tissue regeneration of lost soft and hard tissues after treatment. In many cases, our experienced doctors can remove all signs of bacteria and disease in just one visit.
We start by using the laser to gently and precisely remove damaged and diseased tissue and bacteria. Once the diseased tissue has been removed, we use small instruments to release and remove calculus and plaque buildup around the tooth roots allowing your gums to reattach. We then use the laser one more time to seal the treatment site and prevent infection. Our LANAP patients experience very little bleeding and see a drastically shorter healing timeframe compared to traditional methods.
Benefits of Choosing LANAP
- Gentle gum disease treatment
- No scalpels or sutures
- Minimal bleeding
- Target multiple areas of the mouth at once
- Faster healing compared to traditional treatments
We Care About Your Comfort
Our team of dentists wants to make your dental appointment as easy and gentle as possible. This is why we have invested in state-of-the-art LANAP laser gum disease treatment technology. Most of our patients report their gum disease treatment in Orlando, FL to be gentle and quick. For many patients, they do not even require sedation or anesthesia of any kind! But for those with severe dental anxiety, we offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation to help calm your nerves and make you relaxed.
Get the Gentle Care Your Smile Deserves.
Schedule a LANAP appointment today!