How Laser Technology Is Taking the Pain out of Gum Surgery

To see if laser surgery can treat your gum disease, book an appointment over the phone at (973) 772-3990 or request one onlin

If bacteria build up on your teeth, your immune system responds by triggering inflammation in your gums. This condition, called periodontitis, can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

As gum disease progresses, it can cause a variety of issues, including tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.

In the past, treating advanced gum disease required invasive surgical procedures, which involved pulling back gum tissue from a patient’s teeth to remove tartar. While effective, there was significant downtime. At Dental Spa of Broad Street in Clifton, New Jersey, we treat moderate to severe gum disease with laser gum surgery. This approach is far less invasive and comes with little downtime. 

The LANAP protocol

We use the FDA-cleared LANAP® protocol to remove bacteria from teeth. This approach uses a tiny laser fiber the width of three human hairs to remove plaque and tartar without needing to make incisions or use stitches.

Instead of making incisions in your gums to reach bacteria, LANAP sends controlled amounts of laser energy to the source of the inflammation. This targeted approach gently removes tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth and below the gumline without cutting, damaging, or removing any healthy tissue in the area. 

With the LANAP protocol, we can usually slow or completely stop your gums from pulling away from your teeth — even when you have severe bacteria buildup— in two 2-hour visits.

The benefits of LANAP laser surgery

If you need gum surgery, the LANAP protocol offers numerous advantages compared to invasive procedures that require incisions and sutures. The benefits of LANAP laser surgery include:

The LANAP protocol also requires very little downtime after treatment. In fact, you can often resume regular activities immediately after your appointment.

To see if laser surgery can treat your gum disease, book an appointment over the phone at (973) 772-3990 or request one online with Dental Spa of Broad Street today.

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