Laser Periodontal Therapy Los Angeles
Even brushing and flossing twice a day and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings twice a year may not be enough to remove the harmful amounts of plaque that can accumulate in your mouth. Over time, a build-up of plaque may result in harmful pus-filled abscesses or plaque-containing pockets forming between your teeth and gums. If caught early, this inflammation can be treated using non-surgical methods like scaling and root planing. When gum disease escalates to deposits of plaque resting below the gum line, you may need surgery. Laser treatment is the latest innovation in periodontal surgery. Our expert in laser periodontal therapy in Los Angeles uses innovative laser treatment to remove deep-set plaque and harmful bacteria.
If your gum disease is anywhere from moderate to severe in degree, you may wish to seek help from our Los Angeles laser periodontal therapy expert. Laser periodontal therapy (also known as LANAP, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) uses highly concentrated beams of light to pinpoint infected gum tissue and destroy any plaque or harmful bacteria. Laser therapy is used to uncover the healthy connective tissue beneath the gums, as a result encouraging the tooth and gums to re-attach where pockets of bacteria formerly caused a wedge.
Los Angeles Laser Periodontal Therapy
Traditional periodontic surgery often involves scraping off damaged gum tissue and breaking up the infected bone with a drill. During surgery, the gums are pulled back to better reach the infected portions of bone, and afterward, stitches are placed to help the gums repair. Patients can feel severe pain during and following this procedure. With laser periodontal therapy, our expert in laser periodontal therapy in Los Angeles is able to remove harmful plaque buildups with little discomfort for the patient. After laser periodontal therapy, chances are you will only need an over-the-counter pain killer to get you back to feeling normal.
Laser periodontal therapy is also more time-effective for the patient. Compared to an average of 4-8 visits for regular periodontal surgery, laser treatment takes only one or two visits. The procedure is minimally invasive, and our Los Angeles laser periodontal therapy expert will ensure you experience little or no sensitivity to the roots of your teeth during surgery.
If you require surgical treatment for your gum disease, laser periodontal therapy may be the quick, painless solution you desire. Call our office today, and schedule a time to see our Los Angeles periodontist regarding laser periodontal therapy.