Laser Gum Treatment

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Laser Gum Treatment

Laser Gum Treatment services offered in Glendale, CA

Laser gum treatment can save you from serious and costly gum disease complications such as tooth loss and bone recession. At LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, you can get personalized laser gum treatment that keeps all healthy nearby tissue intact. Learn more about laser gum treatment and how it works by scheduling a consultation by phone or online today.

Laser Gum Treatment Q&A

What is laser gum treatment?

Laser gum treatment, such as laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®), is an advanced treatment for moderate to severe gum disease or periodontitis. It’s FDA-approved and uses the heat and energy from a laser to alleviate bacteria and infected tissue. It’s precise enough to leave healthy nearby tissue completely intact. 

While traditional gum surgery involves 4-8 visits to complete, LANAP takes just two treatment visits and two follow-up visits to LA Dentists Group. 

During your treatment consultation, the team examines your gums and teeth. They may use X-rays to see the extent of any tissue damage from gum disease to help them decide if you’re a candidate to get laser gum treatment safely. 

When do I need laser gum treatment?

LANAP is a go-to option for people who have moderate to severe periodontitis. After gum disease goes beyond its mild stage, which is called gingivitis, the symptoms and complications intensify. You should book an appointment and possible treatment consultation for LANAP at LA Dentists Group if you experience:

  • Frequent gum bleeding
  • Gum recession
  • Pain while chewing
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth

Gum disease is often preventable with excellent oral hygiene habits. However, you might be predisposed to it because of your genetics or other factors like hormone changes, smoking, and medications. 

The team at LA Dentists Group teaches you the best practices for maintaining your oral hygiene and encourages you to visit the office for cleanings and exams at least once every six months. 

What are the advantages of laser gum treatment?

While comparing laser gum treatment with traditional gum surgery, the advantages are stark. Treating your gum disease with LANAP instead of a scalpel and other more conventional methods for severe infection allows for:

  • No scalpels or cutting
  • No bleeding
  • No stitches
  • A quicker recovery
  • Fewer office visits
  • No dietary restrictions after the procedure
  • Maximum tissue preservation

LANAP also offers long-lasting results and is safe for people who are experiencing various health complications, such as diabetes and hemophilia, that leave them unable to undergo traditional gum surgery. 

To learn more about laser gum treatment and when it’s necessary, call LA Dentists Group or request an appointment online today.