Periodontists are specialty dentists who can clean your teeth and stop gum disease and reverse it, in most cases. The goal is to provide you with a deep cleaning that goes underneath the gums and cleans out the pockets of bacteria. For most people, that’s all they need.
The gums heal (sometimes with the use of antibiotics), and they have healthy teeth and gums once more. In some cases, the gingivitis is in an advanced stage, and a deep scaling or cleaning isn’t enough. The LANAP treatment is designed to remove diseased tissue from your mouth.
While the LANAP treatment is excellent and works in most cases, it should only be done by a trained professional. Regular dentists may not have the skills or the ability to use them. Similarly, the equipment is expensive and usually reserved for periodontists who often perform the procedure. The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a laser-based option that vaporises and removes any diseased tissue. The heat from the laser strips away any infected gums, and then the laser heats the area to form a clot. This, in effect, cauterises the wound. It can be used for periodontitis and gingivitis.
At National Periodontics, they offer a variety of periodontal treatments. If you come to them in time, you’re less likely to require surgery or laser technology to take care of the issue. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options if a deep cleaning isn’t enough. Their LANAP treatment uses the PerioLase laser, which targets the diseased tissues. They can help you restore your smile and have fewer side effects and pain. In most cases, there is little blood because the laser heat cauterises as it works. Plus, you’re less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. This treatment is designed to work with good oral hygiene care at home.