Don’t Fear Gum Surgery Any More! LANAP is the Laser Alternative to Gum Surgery
Less Pain. Less Discomfort. LANAP®.
Bleeding, swollen, or red gums are oftentimes an indicator of more serious issues going on below the surface of your teeth. Treatment for a condition such as gum disease or a serious and detrimental build-up of plaque can be handled quickly and easily with LANAP.
We use this type of advanced technology at West Valley Implant Dental Practice because our priority is your oral health. Without a solid, healthy foundation, your smile can suffer physically and aesthetically.
Gum Disease Treatment for Optimal Health
Through our treatments and emphasis in periodontal treatment, dental implant placements, and cosmetic dental procedures, you’ll find your smile is healthier and more stunning than ever before.
Laser Gum Treatment in Encino, CA
Take a look at some of the pros associated with LANAP protocol treatment below.
- Comfortable, minimally painful gum disease treatment.
- Laser replaces usual incisions and sutures.
- Minimal bleeding and swelling.
- Low risk of infection.
- Laser targets bacteria with exceptional accuracy.
- No gum recession as a result of treatment.
- Natural reattachment of connective tissue.
- Fast recovery with decreased need for pain medication.
- Grows new bone to stop tooth loss.
While this treatment is considered highly viable and gives patients great results, there is another method of treatment patients can also consider. Moderate to severe gum disease can also be treated with pocket reduction surgery.
More patients in Encino, CA, choose the LANAP® protocol—the FDA cleared laser gum treatment performed by Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi. This treatment is minimally invasive, has no side effects, and decreases the risk of tooth loss.
Comparing Laser and Pocket Reduction Surgery for Gum Disease
If you have gum disease, you have two treatment options—osseous (pocket reduction) surgery and laser gum therapy. Both methods are effective at treating this condition, but they are very different.
Osseous surgery is the traditional method of removing bacteria and diseased tissue from periodontal pockets. It is effective, but it comes with risks most patients wish to avoid. A scalpel is used to cut the gum line so that it can be peeled back to expose the diseased tissue and root surfaces.
Healthy gum tissue is also cut away during the procedure, which means a greater chance of recession. Once the root surfaces are clean and diseased tissue has been excised, the gums are sutured (grafting material may be used as well to reconnect soft tissue).
LANAP® treatment with Dr. Penhaskashi addresses moderate to severe gum disease without a scalpel or stitches. Bleeding and inflammation are significantly reduced because dental lasers are designed to find and remove only bacteria. The healthy parts of your gum tissue will not be affected.
This not only reduces discomfort but prevents gum recession. Patients also report an easier and faster healing experience without relying on prescription medication.
Laser treatment revitalizes bone structure so patients are less likely to lose their natural teeth. Scientific studies also show LANAP® treatment stimulates bone growth to reinforce tooth root support.
Choose LANAP® Treatment Today
If you have gum disease, laser gum treatment in Encino, CA, may be the right course of action for you. The procedure can be quick, painless, and result in a healthier smile. Don’t wait to get proper and professional care for your teeth and gums. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Penhaskashi.