Laser Gum Surgery Spring TX
With state-of-the-art Laser Gum Therapy, also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Dr. Kip W. Saunders is able to offer patients a laser treatment alternative for periodontitis. Symptoms of periodontitis or gum disease may include: bad breath, bleeding gums, sore or puffy gums, sore or loose teeth, and changes in your bite. Laser gum therapy successfully and comfortably treats periodontitis quickly so patients can return to their daily routine almost immediately. It is one of the newest advances for treating periodontal (gum) disease since, only diseased tissue is removed with no threat to surrounding healthy tissue. Though the laser is only one part of the procedure to control periodontal disease, it is a vital part.
How Does Laser Gum Surgery Work?
Here’s how it works. A small amount of light energy from a special laser is directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. This light energy removes the diseased tissue on the inside of this pocket and aids in reducing the bacteria associated with gum disease. Tarter is dislodged with the help of the laser and removed using ultrasonic sound waves. Sterilization is imperative when dealing with any type of infection in the body. With this next-generation laser gum therapy, we are achieving an amazingly high bacterial kill ratio.
With conventional treatment, the problem in eliminating bacteria is that it can hide inside soft tissue. With lasers, it’s no longer a problem. The laser is used again to help seal the gum to the tooth, creating a biological band-aid. This clean, stable environment, allows the body to heal the area naturally, similar to the way it heals a broken arm. The beauty of laser gum therapy is that it not only eliminates periodontal infection, but it actually stimulates repair of the damaged gum and bone. It also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and possibly even Alzheimers. Call Periodontal Center of Excellence to find out more about this gentle, conservative, less painful way of eliminating gum disease from your life.