LANAP FAQs

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If I Don't Choose LANAP, What Can I Expect?

  • LANAP FAQs in McAllen, TXExtraction of Teeth Affected by Gum Disease
  • Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
  • Traditional Osseous Surgery with a 2-4 Week Recovery with Possible Pain and Swelling
  • Scaling and Root Planing which Maintains Pocket Depth but Has Minimal Effect on Pocket Reduction or Bone Regeneration

LANAP FAQs in McAllen, TX

Q: Are Periodontal Disease and Gum disease the same?

A: Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease. This is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, a clear film on the teeth that hardens to create tartar. As this substance collects on your teeth, it provides a breeding grounds for bacteria and may require laser treatment to remove it.

Q: What is the least painful way to treat gum or periodontal disease?

A: Not only is laser treatment the least painful way to treat gum disease, it's also the easiest and least time consuming gum surgery. LANAP® is less traumatic since the laser used in the procedure is less invasive than traditional ways of treating gum disease.

Q: What are some other benefits of Laser Gum Surgery?

A: Laser treatment promotes faster gum healing with its minimally invasive techniques. LANAP®'s methods will never create gum line recession. The laser treatment actually helps save healthy teeth, and promotes bone regeneration around the teeth.

Q: How Can I Be Sure Take Sure the Laser Treatment is Safe?

A: The PerioLase®MVP-7™ is FDA cleared and has human histology research to support its safety and effectiveness in the reengineering of your gums. Your doctor is trained to offer laser gum surgery.

Q: How Can I Find Out if The Laser Treatment is Right for Me?

A: If you're worried about the health of your gums, contact your doctor, laser treatment professional, today for a personalized consultation. Your doctor will discuss a full set of options with you, and help you make the decision to invest in your most valuable asset -- your smile.