When seeing your dentist for gum disease, your dentist may recommend traditional surgery or laser surgery for gum disease treatment. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), does not require any cutting of tissue or stitches by your dentist for gum disease.
With traditional gum disease treatment, your dentist for gum disease would use a scalpel to cut into the gum tissue to clean the bacteria and plaque from the pocket and then suture the wound left behind. Conversely, LANAP® is a minimally invasive gum disease treatment, performed by a dentist for gum disease, which utilizes a pulsed laser to distinguish target diseased tissue, leaving behind only healthy gum tissue.
Benefits of LANAP® Laser Gum Disease Treatment vs. Traditional Surgery for Gum Disease Treatment:
When looking for a dentist for gum disease treatment, consider whether LANAP® is offered as an option. Call for a consult to learn more about how a dentist for gum disease may help you by performing LANAP® gum disease treatment in Texas City, TX.
- Comfort: Patients that have LANAP® performed by a dentist for gum disease experience less discomfort than with traditional surgery by their dentist for gum disease.
- Gum health: Traditional surgery for gum disease treatment cuts into, and thereby reduces, gum tissue. As LANAP® selectively targets tissue with gum disease, treatment results in little to no gum recession.
- Convenience: Healing times for LANAP® patients are much faster when compared to patients undergoing traditional surgery by a dentist for gum disease.
- Far-reaching positive outcomes: While both traditional and LANAP® techniques are successful long-term when performed by dentists for gum disease, the laser used in LANAP® has been found to encourage bone regeneration.
Dr. Stephen C. Hale, located in Texas City, TX, is a Dentist who services patients from La Marque, TX, Hitchcock, TX, and Dickinson, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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