Unlocking the Power of LANAP: A Comprehensive Guide to Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, often overlooked until advanced symptoms surface, can have far-reaching effects on both oral and overall health. From bleeding gums to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer, the consequences are significant. Fortunately, advancements in periodontal treatments offer noninvasive options, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the stages of periodontal disease, the intricacies of LANAP, and how it stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking effective and less invasive solutions.
Understanding Periodontal Disease:
Periodontal disease progresses through stages, starting with inflammation and bleeding gums, eventually advancing to receding gums, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. The key lies in early detection, and at Coastal Periodontics, Dr. Tredinick evaluates patients to determine the need for specialized treatment.
LANAP Laser Treatment:
LANAP is a laser surgical procedure using the PerioLase® MVP-7®, the only FDA-cleared protocol for periodontal disease treatment. Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP offers a minimally invasive approach, significantly reducing pain and discomfort. Dr. Tredinick is trained and certified in LANAP, ensuring patients receive treatment for advanced periodontal disease without the drawbacks of conventional methods. LANAP is typically scheduled in two sessions, each lasting about two hours, targeting specific sides of the mouth. The procedure begins with measuring gum pockets, followed by the laser selectively targeting and eliminating bacteria and diseased tissue. The absence of scalpels and sutures sets LANAP apart, allowing for quicker recovery and reduced post-procedure discomfort.
LANAP vs. Traditional Surgery:
Comparing LANAP to traditional surgery reveals a revolutionary shift in periodontal treatments. LANAP minimizes inflammation from the first session, providing better oral health almost instantly. Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP doesn’t involve cutting healthy gum tissue, preventing gum recession. The laser stimulates bone and tooth root, catalyzing regeneration and saving teeth that might have required extraction with other methods.
Post-Procedure Comfort and Recovery:
Before undergoing LANAP, Dr. Tredinick discusses post-procedure instructions and dietary restrictions. Most patients manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication, and many return to work the following day. The reduced need for pain medication sets LANAP apart, offering a more comfortable recovery compared to traditional surgery.
In the quest for effective periodontal disease treatment, LANAP emerges as a beacon of hope, providing a minimally invasive alternative with unparalleled benefits. In conclusion, your unique situation and dental health will ultimately determine the best choice for you. Consulting with a dental professional, like Dr. Tredinick at Coastal Periodontics, can provide you with expert guidance and help you make the right decision to restore your smile and oral health. Contact Coastal Periodontics today for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment options.
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Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment.
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