If you suffer from periodontal disease and are in need of gum disease treatment , it is important to know the differences between traditional and laser gum surgery. patients can choose between traditional methods or the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Unlike traditional gum surgeries, laser gum surgery does not utilize a scalpel or sutures. Instead, a laser is used to selectively remove only the infected tissue while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed. This method has a number of benefits that include:

Less pain – Because laser gum surgery does not involve cutting tissue with a blade, you will experience less pain during the procedure and less soreness afterward. In fact, there is very rarely a need to prescribe post-operative pain medication.

Less Recession – Traditional gum surgery requires that healthy tissue be removed in order to get to the infected parts. This means that a recession of the gum line is unavoidable. LANAP® laser gum surgery leaves the healthy tissue completely unharmed, resulting in less gum recession.

Less healing time – When compared to traditional gum disease treatment , there is a much shorter healing period with LANAP®. This is because the laser is able to kill bacteria without cutting the tissue, resulting in less inflammation and less bleeding. A shorter healing period also means less risk of infection, making laser gum surgery a safer solution.

Predictable, long-term results – Although both methods are effective, laser gum surgery has more predictable long term results. There is less risk of infection and less damage done to bone and tissue. In some cases, Laser gum surgery can actually reverse the harmful effects of periodontal disease over time.

Not everybody is qualified for LANAP®. To find out if you are a candidate for laser gum surgery , contact the offices of Corbin Dental to schedule your consultation today!

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