Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is one of the most widespread dental health issues among adults, second only to tooth decay. The most effective way to protect your smile from it is to prevent it from occurring in the first place with proper dental hygiene at home and attending every dental checkup and cleaning appointment. When periodontal disease becomes severe, however, surgery may be required to remove the infection, restore the damaged gum tissues, and rebuild the supportive structures of your teeth. Using advanced laser periodontal treatment and the innovative LANAP protocol, Dr. Roberson can help treat more extensive forms of gum disease without the need for scalpels and sutures.
What is LANAP for Periodontal Disease?
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and describes the use of a specially-calibrated soft-tissue laser designed to treat and trim sensitive gum tissues. Periodontal surgery trims away excessively diseased and damaged gum tissues to stop periodontal disease and allow your healthy gums to heal. LANAP allows us to perform the procedure with a laser, rather than a scalpel, which minimizes discomfort and promotes faster, more comfortable, and more comprehensive healing.
The Benefits of Laser Therapy
LANAP periodontal disease treatment offers a wealth of benefits over traditional periodontal surgery. For instance, the increased precision means there is little to no chance of collateral damage to nearby healthy tissues. Also, the concentrated heat of the laser promotes nearly-immediate healing as the laser is passed over the tissues, which minimizes bleeding and the time you will need to heal. If prevention fails and advanced periodontal disease takes hold of your smile, then speak with Dr. Roberson about LANAP as an alternative to oral surgery.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Scott Roberson offers expert dental care for your entire family, including cosmetic, restorative, and preventive services. We proudly provide services to patients from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.