Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious problem that affects an estimated 80 percent of American adults. If your teeth feel sensitive or loose, or if you experience swollen or bleeding gums this could be a sign that you have periodontal gum disease. Periodontal gum disease can cause chronic and permanent bad breath. If chewing is painful or you notice any of these symptoms, you may want to get tested for gum disease. Luckily, your periodontist can treat this disease and save your mouth from developing even worse problems.
Clinical evidence confirms that the LANAP laser can reduce tissue loss as a result of periodontitis. These laser surgery procedures allow healthy tissue to regenerate and show consistent, positive results in the regeneration of supporting tissue, including bone.
When you come in for your first LANAP Procedure treatment, you’ll receive a local anaesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. A general anaesthetic isn’t necessary, because the LANAP Procedure is much less traumatic. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away. The procedure is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions. Your dentist will treat one half of your mouth at each session…and you’ll probably feel good enough to go right back to work afterwards.
To find out more about periodontal gum disease, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about periodontal treatment in Sherman Oaks, CA. Also see a video and info at http://www.lanap.com/patprocedure.php, and see our website at https://www.shermanoaksdentistry.com/periodontal-treatment/.