|(503) 653-9517||9300 SE 91st Ave, Suite 403 Happy Valley, OR 97086|
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LANAP Laser Treatment
When it comes to restoring your health after discovering you have periodontal disease, there is no one better to turn to than Fusion Dental Specialists. Our experience allows us to lead the charge in dental medicine and our dedication to our patients means that we have the latest in state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology to get you back on your feet and healthy again in no time. One of these advancements is the LANAP Laser Treatment. This is a great way for us to help you combat periodontal disease.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection that resides within the gum tissues in your mouth that support and stabilize your teeth. Your gums are incredibly important to the health of your mouth, and their downfall can result in the downfall of your oral health as a whole, and that includes your teeth. Severe gum disease that is not caught and treated immediately can result in bone loss, which over time allows for loosened and lost teeth. Gum disease stems from many different avenues, from genetics to smoking, diet, and hygiene. Regardless of where it comes from, gum disease is a big deal and needs treatment as soon as it is caught. This is why it is so important to come in for regular checkups and exams!
What is LANAP laser treatment?
LANAP Laser Treatment is a great way to repair the damages done by periodontal disease. It is an innovative new surgery that cleans out the problem and provides a brilliant solution. While it seems relatively simple, the surgery is very immersive and thorough so that you can be back to full health in no time. First, you will be numbed up well with a local anesthetic. Then, the laser in the treatment system will find the pocket between the gums and the tooth where the infection and bacteria have collected and will clean the area thoroughly.
Then, a scaler will get rid of any resulting deposits before the gum is pressed against the tooth until a clot forms. No stitches required! This means that there is far less pain in the days following as you recover. Your body won’t have to work nearly as hard to heal the damage done by a laser as it would by a blade. You may need to eat softer foods and take a standard, mild over-the-counter pain reliever such as Advil for a day or so, but recovery takes 24 hours or less!
Fusion Dental Specialists are dedicated to providing you with the best possible remedies for any ailment, periodontal disease not the least of these. We will take care of you from start to finish, guiding you along the way until you are comfortable with your health and smile once more. We are confident that you will be more than satisfied with your results. As with any other dental procedure, be sure you take good care of your teeth after the procedure is finished. Give us a call today to see what this incredible advancement could do for you!
| 9300 SE 91st Ave, Suite 403
Happy Valley, OR 97086-3762