Understanding Gum Disease and Your Health
Taking care of your oral health not only prevents gum disease and tooth loss, but can also have a positive impact on your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to a number of health problems, including memory loss, diabetes, heart disease, and pancreatic cancer. Numerous studies show a link between oral hygiene and overall health so you may be able to reduce your risk of certain diseases just by taking care of your oral health.
How Laser Gum Surgery Works
LANAP® is an FDA-cleared laser treatment for gum disease that can effectively treat your infection without incisions or sutures. It is a targeted treatment that can be very effective for treating patients with moderate to severe gum disease. If you are looking for a quick and painless gum disease treatment with little to no downtime, laser gum surgery may be the ideal treatment for you.
Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery
Laser dentistry procedures, like LANAP®, offer numerous benefits. Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, patients experience minimal swelling, bleeding, and inflammation of the gums. Laser gum surgery also requires less downtime than other procedures and most patients can return to their regular activities the next day. In addition laser gum surgery can save your teeth while regenerating supportive bone.