The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) FAQs
Q: Is there a difference between periodontal disease and gum disease?
A: When gum disease progresses beyond the early stage of gingivitis and into the moderate to advanced stages, we classify it as periodontal disease. It starts as an infection of the gums where plaque and bacteria accumulate and cause loss of attachment of the gum tissue. It then progresses to the bone and supportive structures of the teeth and, without treatment from Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross, can result in tooth loss.
Q: What is the least painful gum disease treatment option?
A: Laser gum disease treatment with LANAP® is a minimally invasive procedure and also the least time consuming surgery. It causes minimal trauma to the tissues and promotes tissue regeneration.
Q: What are the benefits of laser gum disease treatment?
A: Laser treatment for gum disease promotes fast healing of the tissues and, since it is a minimally invasive procedure, will not usually cause gum recession. It can effectively save teeth that would otherwise be extracted or at a higher risk of damage after traditional gum surgery.
Q: Is laser treatment really a safe option?
A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is an FDA cleared gum disease treatment option available at select dental practices around the country. It is backed by extensive research studies and reports.
Q: How do I know if laser treatment is right for me?
A: If you are concerned about the health of your gums and think you may need gum disease treatment, set up your consultation with us. We can discuss all of the treatment options available so that you can look forward to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.
Bacteria in the mouth can cause an infection that may require laser gum disease treatment. For more information about laser dentistry in Pinecrest, FL, set up your consultation with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross today!