Laser gum treatment provided near Antioch, CA
Innovations in dentistry seek to provide patients with more relaxed and more effective dental care procedures. The introduction of lasers to the medical field has been revolutionary and has improved basic processes, patient recovery, and has provided benefits in many areas, including dentistry. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental practices award-winning dentistry incorporating these latest procedures, bringing great satisfaction to his patients. The laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP Laser Treatment, is one of the very beneficial treatments that he employs.
It is a well-known fact that the majority of Americans suffer from some degree of gum disease. For various reasons, many of these patients are not being treated for their condition. In the arena of ease and comfort, laser treatment for periodontal disease that has progressed beyond gingivitis is a wonderful solution.
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If not treated, this minor condition leads to the more severe form of periodontitis. In order to save teeth and preserve the health of the patient in other areas, treatment is required. The use of lasers allow preservation of teeth and more gum tissue in patients with stage II, III or IV gum disease. Over just a few visits, we can treat the entire mouth with comfortable, effective laser gum treatment. No cutting and no sutures means less discomfort and less risk of infection, while allowing the patient to get back to their normal activities sooner. Treatment in our office near Antioch, CA requires fewer follow-up visits than traditional oral surgery and the results are better and longer-lasting when good oral care habits are employed.
The in-office laser gum procedure involves the use of a laser light, about the thickness of three human hairs, to access the gum pocket and remove unhealthy bacteria and diseased tissue. Tartar is removed from the root of the tooth. Laser energy is used to complete the pocket cleaning and seal off the opening. If necessary, minor adjustments are made to ensure bite alignment remains optimal. After treatment, cleaned gum tissue is able to heal and adhere once again to the tooth structure. The results serve to maintain stability of the teeth and improve the patient’s smile. Patients may return to normal activities as soon as the following day. Patients considering laser gum surgery are happy to discover that the cost of this procedure is about the same as conventional surgery. In many cases, insurance coverage may be available for the LANAP laser procedure.
Dr. Alkhoury and his staff invite patients near the Antioch, CA, area to schedule a consultation at Brentwood Family Dental. They are happy to answer your questions and share more about the LANAP laser gum treatment, routine dental services and other innovative and timesaving procedures that they provide.
Last Updated - October 2015
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