LANAP FAQs in McAllen, TX
Are Periodontal Disease and Gum disease the Same?
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 breeding grounds for bacteria and may require laser treatment to remove it.
What is the Least Painful Way to Treat Gum or Periodontal Disease?
Not only is laser treatment the least painful way to treat gum disease, but 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.
What are Some Other Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery?
Laser treatment promotes faster gum healing with its minimally invasive techniques. LANAP®’s methods will never create a gum line recession. The laser treatment actually helps save healthy teeth and promotes bone regeneration around the teeth.
How Can I Be Sure to Take Sure the Laser Treatment is Safe?
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.
How Can I Find Out if The Laser Treatment is Right for Me?
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.
LANAP Saves Teeth Otherwise Deemed Hopeless!
If I Don’t Choose LANAP, What Can I Expect?
- Extraction 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