Signs of advancing gum disease or periodontitis can include:
- Swelling in the gums
- Changes in the color of the gums or areas of the gums
- Increasing sensitivity
- Bleeding gums, especially during daily oral hygiene
- Persistent bad breath
- Visible pockets around tooth roots
If you are concerned about the health of your gums are seeking alternative treatment for advanced gum disease, schedule an appointment. Our dental care team will thoroughly evaluate your needs and recommend appropriate care. IF LANAP is considered the right solution for your needs, we will discuss treatment and what to expect. LANAP can give you back a healthy smile without the need for invasive surgery that includes stitches and a lengthier recovery.
LANAP: what to expect
LANAP uses laser energy to provide targeted treatment, leaving healthy tissue in tact and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As a result of treatment, healthy bone and soft tissue affected by gum disease will begin to rejuvenate and heal. Over time, your gums will once again support a healthy and stable smile.
LANAP is typically completed in two visits with one side of the mouth being treated each session. During treatment, the ultra-thin laser wire is inserted along the gum line where it will remove damaged tissue and infection. A blood clot is simultaneously formed in the pockets of the gum, which will support healing and the growth of new, healthy tissue. Patients can expect to experience mild swelling and/or discomfort for a day or two post-treatment. This can be managed with an over-the-counter pain medication. A soft diet is also prescribed for several days to avoid dislodging the blood clot. Most patients resume their daily routine the next day with no issues.
LANAP in Newtown & Yardley, PA
If you would like to discuss your periodontal concerns or explore treatment with LANAP, schedule a visit with our dental care team. We welcome new patients and can offer a caring, personalized approach to your oral health needs.