If you have been combatting the symptoms of gum disease, you already know that it can be a difficult condition to beat. That’s because the symptoms like gum recession that escalate as the disease progresses also make it easier for the infection to keep escalating. Brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings can help, but some patients find even these are not enough because of factors that are not totally understood by the medical and dental community.
Luckily, for those cases, there are treatments that have been shown to turn back symptoms and give you the chance to gain the upper hand. Many patients even find they can eventually keep symptoms at bay completely. The treatment is called LANAP, and it is a laser gum cleaning process that preserves healthy tissue, minimizing discomfort and recovery time.
Benefits of Laser Gum Cleaning
If you’re weighing the benefits of this laser cleaning procedure against other options like surgical cleaning of the infected tissue, here’s what you need to know.
- You can repeat this treatment if symptoms recur
- It preserves the healthy tissue in a way no surgical intervention can
- Minimally invasive means minimal discomfort
- Removes all infected tissue, giving you a fresh start
LANAP is a step up from a periodontal cleaning, which should be a standard prevention and maintenance care measure for any patient with a history of gum disease. It’s a chance to reset your symptoms and get the upper hand, preventing the infection from taking hold again.
Win the Fight Against Gum Disease
No matter how advanced your case is, you can still win your fight and regain ground. You might not be able to turn back the clock if you have progressed from gingivitis to periodontal disease, but you can take care of the infection and focus on reconstruction and recovery. For more information, contact our office and make an appointment for a consultation. Hear about all your options and get relief from your symptoms.