Although preventable through proper oral hygiene, gum disease
affects millions of
Americans every year. Many suffer from this disease without even realizing it.
It may not seem like a big deal at first, but when left untreated, the effects
of periodontal disease become quite serious. In some cases, surgery to remove
the diseased parts of the gum may become necessary. Periodontist Dr. Jonathan
Szymanowski may discuss Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP® in Sacramento, CA
, if this issue
arises. There are many advantages to opting for this treatment, if you qualify.
Since it uses a laser, LANAP® does not require cutting into
the gums with blades in order to take out diseased tissue. With blades, it is
sometimes necessary to cut through healthy tissue in order to reach the affected
area, but this is not the case with a laser. The diseased parts of the gum can
be treated without removing or harming the healthy tissue.
Between Healthy and Diseased Tissue
LANAP® not only operates at a frequency that does not harm
your bones or teeth, but it can also differentiate between healthy and diseased
tissue by looking at the gum color. This advanced technology helps to better
access only the areas of your gums that need treatment, without adversely
affecting the healthy parts (including bone and teeth).
Less Pain and
Because there are no blades involved and only the diseased
tissue is being treated, there is less pain and discomfort associated with LANAP®
than other types of gum surgery. There is also a lower risk of complications
resulting from the procedure, which means you should be able to get back to
Is LANAP® for You?
Laser gum surgery can be a good option for patients
suffering from moderate to severe periodontal disease. Dr. Szymanowski can sit
down with you to review your treatment options and find out if you are a good
candidate for LANAP®. To schedule your consultation or learn more about laser
gum surgery, call (916) 999-1305.
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