Laser vs Osseous Surgery

When you need treatment for periodontal disease, you have different options; traditional gum disease surgery or laser gum disease treatment. In Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC, our doctors recommend the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) due to the many advantages of health and comfort it affords our patients; advantages not realized with traditional gum disease surgery.

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Gum Disease Surgery vs. LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment

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When patients have LANAP® gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC, they experience less pain and discomfort than patients undergoing traditional gum disease surgery. This is due, in part, to the fact that LANAP® utilizes laser technology instead of scalpels and sutures. With LANAP®, your healthy tissue remains intact. This also prevents the unfortunate gum recession that can result from traditional gum disease surgery when healthy gum must be cut to gain access to the bacteria that cause gum disease. Surgery, in this manner, can result in gum recession of up to 15 millimeters.

The laser eliminates the bacteria in your gum pockets immediately and therefore, the inflammation caused by the infection will be reduced by up to 90% following your first session. This promotes the faster healing times typically associated with laser gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

There are also long lasting health benefits for patients who choose LANAP® gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC over traditional gum surgery. The effects of the laser have been proven to spur bone regeneration. Progressive bone loss is one of the more serious health complications that can result from advanced periodontal disease and now, it can be effectively reversed with this gum disease surgery alternative.

Schedule a Consultation for LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment

If you need gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC, call our office to schedule a consultation for LANAP®. Our periodontists can evaluate your oral health, answer any of your questions, and help you to determine if this gum disease surgery alternative is right for you.

We have periodontists who serve patients from Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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