The Secret Is Out: Lasers Can Save Your Teeth
Gum disease is one of the most pervasive and hardest-hitting oral health problems adults face. Not only does it lead to tooth loss, gum recession, and even sometimes the loss of jawbone tissue, it is slow acting, so many patients live with the disease in its early stages for years without knowing it. It’s only when the infection accelerates, then severe side effects become apparent that many people realize what is happening. Preventing the most drastic effects of gum infections requires careful monitoring and speedy intervention after the infection is spotted.
Laser Gum Treatments
LANAP provides a treatment that conserves healthy tissue while completely removing the infection for many patients at all stages of the disease. It’s preferred by many because it is minimally invasive, which means patients barely feel it happening. Some even report no discomfort at all, not just minimal discomfort. The precise calibration of the lasers in this treatment ensures they only take infected tissue, leaving Dr. Volchonok with more of your original gums to work with if you need to anchor dental implants or receive gum grafts.
Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring
After your treatment, regular cleanings will help you get additional monitoring to make sure the infection doesn’t come back. Cleanings alone are not enough, though.
- Regular brushing and flossing must be maintained diligently
- Additional treatments like antibiotics may be necessary
- Recurrences can be addressed with LANAP again
No one likes the idea of gum infections coming back, but it does happen, especially if you have other health conditions that contribute to your vulnerability to the disease. Luckily, laser intervention can happen earlier if you are receiving active care and monitoring from a professional who really understands your oral health and your particular case.
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Make an appointment at AV Periodontics today to get the care you need to live life with a healthy, happy smile again.