What is Laser Periodontics? - Dr. Colin Richman

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What is Laser Periodontics?

February 13, 2012

Treatment with lasers has become one of the newest and advanced methods available to periodontists for resolving periodontal disease.

With the evolution of laser technology, the precision and comfort made available through laser periodontics has allowed patients to be treated with the use of a local anesthetic, minimal procedure time, as well as reduced recovery time.

There are many advantages to laser periodontics including:

– Surgery is non-invasive allowing for minimal swelling.

– The laser immediately seals off blood vessels and nerve endings allowing for rapid recovery.

– Laser precision is used to remove the bacteria instead of relying on manual instrumentation.

– Nerves and blood vessels may be regenerated through the use of laser technology.

– For nervous patients, the whirring sound of hand instruments can increase anxiety. A laser has no sound.

– Most procedures are completed in less time than with traditional dental instruments.

There are different types of lasers used depending on the application. With LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), periodontic procedures are completed with the accuracy equivalent to that used in laser eye surgery. The Periodontists using laser technology are well-versed and trained to offer only the most professional and precise treatment available.

Laser technology used in conjunction with periodontics addresses many of the soft gum tissue needs of patients.

Crown lengthening – Reshaping gum tissue to expose more tooth allows a patient a better opportunity for success when a restoration like a crown is needed.
Correcting a smile – For many, an abundance of gum tissue is modified by displaying more of the tooth structure.
Soft tissue adjustments – There are several places in the mouth where a laser can be used to correct problems associated with speech as well as impediments created by ill-fitting prosthetics.
Removal of benign tumors

When considering laser periodontics, be aware that this new technology is not available everywhere. You will want to consult with your dental provider to make sure they are an accredited laser provider before scheduling your appointment.

Laser technology used to treat periodontal (gum) disease is not just a wave of the future. Our Roswell office now offers LANAP and our dental provider is ready to show you how easily you can find relief from periodontal disease. Call 770-442-1010 today to speak to one of our team members to learn more about LANAP!

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