It is not
uncommon for patients with periodontal disease to avoid gum surgery out of a fear of pain and discomfort. Long surgeries
and lengthy recovery periods also add to the stigma that surrounds the
procedure. Luckily, patients of Dr. David Edelson and Dr. Kaitlin Peretto can
now receive laser gum surgery inPlainville, CT.
New procedures, such as the Laser Assisted New Attachment
Procedure (LANAP®), offer a less invasive and minimally painful alternative to
traditional gum surgery.
How does it
traditional gum surgery uses a
scalpel to cut away tissue and remove bacteria, LANAP® uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™
to vaporize tissue and eliminate the infection in a manner that is minimally
painful. Additionally, the laser is able to identify diseased tissue based on
color and tint. This means that it does not harm bone, teeth, or healthy
tissue, resulting in a significantly smaller chance of inflicting harm to these
areas. In fact, LANAP® can actually stimulate regrowth to help reverse any
damage that has been caused by the infection. This is how LANAP® not only treats
gum disease, but heals tissue as well.
What are the
benefits of LANAP®?
opt for laser gum surgery will
receive several benefits. Some of these include:
pain – LANAP® uses a laser instead of a scalpel to remove diseased tissue in a
less invasive manner.
bleeding – The laser can also be used to form blood clots and stop tissue from
healing time – The laser does not affect your teeth or healthy tissue,
resulting in a shorter recovery period.
recession – Laser gum surgery does
not remove healthy tissue from the gum line, minimizing the occurrence of gum
of tooth loss – LANAP® can actually stimulate the regrowth of support
structures that hold your teeth in place, helping to prevent future tooth loss.
If you have been
avoiding gum surgery due to a fear of pain or long recovery period, we can
help. To learn more about laser gumsurgery in Plainville, CT contact Dr. Edelson and Dr. Peretto and schedule
your consultation today!