Gum Disease, better known as Periodontal disease, is increasingly affecting a large portion of the population annually. Thankfully, major advancements have emerged for gum disease treatment. One of these advancements has led to the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as LANAP laser treatment in Falls Church, VA.
This procedure allows gum disease to be treated using a minimally invasive laser which makes it easier for dental patients to receive pain-free treatment. To learn more about LANAP laser treatments, and exactly how it is beneficial to dental patients please refer to the points made below.
The Problems Of Gum Disease
What’s the deal with gum disease? Known in the dental community as gingivitis, gum disease is the inflammation of gums caused by a build-up of an infection deep within the gums. This infection will slowly get worse over time, causing the gums to inflame and hurt.
Gum disease can cause a variety of issues for oral and dental health if left unchecked. That is why it is important to know the warning signs of gum disease before they become an issue.
Some of the important warning signs of gum disease are:
- Swollen, puffy, or hurting gums
- Bright red, dusky red, or purplish gums
- Gums that are tender to the touch
- Gums that easily bleed even without flossing
- Spitting out blood after brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth in the gums
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Painful chewing or talking
- Shifting in your teeth that creates new gaps
- A receding gumline
Whilst one of these symptoms on its own may not be alarming, it is worth keeping in mind if multiple symptoms starts showing up with frequency, and do not go away with simple home remedies, seeing a trusted dentist in Falls Church, VA is highly recommended.
Why Choose LANAP® To Treat Gum Disease?
Traditionally, gum disease required a small surgery. A trained oral physician would start by removing parts of the gum near the infected tooth. They would then scrap the roots of the patient’s teeth to remove the infection. Finally, they would stitch the patient back up and it would take six to eight weeks to heal.
The LANAP laser treatment fixes this issue by removing the difficult process of surgery and recovery. LANAP uses state-of-the-art laser technology to identify foreign entities and infections lining the gums near teeth, and blasting them away. Then the process is finished by using a water stream to clear the infection out. Finally, the gap is filled with a material that allows for quick healing.
Here Are Five Benefits Of The LANAP Laser Treatment:
1. Avoid Gum Recession
Gum recession is a major warning sign that gum disease is beginning to develop. With that being said, it’s highly important to be sure that a patient is proactive about seeking treatment.
2. Recover Faster
Unlike traditional treatment methods, the LANAP® laser treatment is minimally invasive. This means less discomfort for the patient and a decrease in the amount of time it takes to heal.
3. Experience Less Pain
In the past, traditional periodontal disease treatments were thought of as painful because they involved the use of incisions and sutures. However, with the LANAP laser procedure the process is pain free.
4. Reduce Bleeding
Traditional gum disease treatments often can cause bleeding to the gums because they are sensitive. However, with LANAP the precise lasers help to minimize any chance of bleeding.
5. Enjoy Lasting Results
Advancements in technology have allowed the LANAP procedure to provide patients with long lasting results.
Schedule Your LANAP Gum Disease Treatment
If you are in need of LANAP Gum Disease Treatment then please don’t hesitate to come to our Falls Church, VA office. Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Garrett Gouldin, Francisco Carlos, and Vishal Gohel in our Northern VA Periodontics office to schedule an appointment today!