Experiencing gum soreness, bleeding, or swelling? If left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or complete tooth loss. Luckily, a trusted dentist in Manhattan, NY may offer a gentle, minimally invasive technique known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP, to treat patients’ gum disease.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is typically caused by bacteria getting into a person’s gum “pockets”, causing them irritation and discomfort. Traditional treatment methods for gum disease include grafting or removal of the infected gums or bone. These procedures are often quite painful, and the gums can take a while to heal.
Specialized Gum Disease Treatment Options
Scaling And Root Planning (SRP):
a non-surgical procedure that treats gum disease by removing plaque, bacteria, and tartar that may be found beneath the gum line or in gum tissue “pockets”. By cleaning the gums and roots, a smoother surface results and encourages gum tissue growth and reattachment (for receding gums) and gum pocket reduction to improve gum and oral health.
The osseous procedure is a great option that has been used for several years to treat infection caused by bacteria that has traveled deeper into the gum tissue and may be at risk for moving to the bloodstream. The infected area and bone are cleaned and reshaped, promoting gum tissue healing in a more uniform way.
Periodontal maintenance is done after a patient has received gum disease treatment, preventing gum disease from returning. Patient’s should get periodontal maintenance every 3 to 4 months to maintain good oral hygiene. It involves cleaning the teeth and gumline to remove bacteria and plaque buildup.
LANAP Laser Treatment
An effective treatment option for patients to use is LANAP in Manhattan, NY. LANAP treats patients with a gentle laser light to remove disease causing bacteria and infected gum and bone tissue, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Advantages of using LANAP, compared to traditional procedures, include:
- No scalpels or sutures
- Minimal bleeding and pain
- Multiple teeth can be treated at once
- Faster healing/recovery time and minimal downtime
- Promotes healthy bone and gum regrowth
- Can be used with dental implants are in place
Choosing A Dental Expert For LANAP
For those who are interested in receiving this minimally invasive procedure that works to improve the overall health of teeth and gums, choosing the right dental professional is key. Be sure to choose a certified LANAP expert who understands the importance of maintaining the health of teeth and gums and preserving any tissue that is uninfected.
For those patients who have dental implants, this is especially important. Patients who have dental implants should consider choosing a dental professional that thoroughly cleans any plaque buildup after the LANAP procedure and reshapes the surrounding area to allow healthy gum tissue reattachment and regrowth to the tooth or dental implant.
A skilled doctor in Manhattan, NY has the extensive experience in LANAP procedures to treat patients who do not want to keep experiencing gum disease symptoms any longer!
Come To Our Office
Experiencing gum disease symptoms? Be free of them with LANAP. Get in contact with Dr. Alexander Volchonok and our team of professionals in our AVPeriodontics office to schedule an appointment today!