Well-known dentist in Brentwood, CA explains the benefits of LANAP® Laser Treatment
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults ages 65 and older. Therefore, it is critical to seek treatment when you notice signs of gum disease. These signs include tender or swollen gums as well as gums that bleed when brushing or flossing. Fortunately, gum disease can be reversed when it is detected in its earliest stage. However, as it progresses to periodontitis and more advanced stages, treatment may be required to save the teeth. Although it was more difficult to save the teeth with traditional gum surgery, laser treatment has the ability to save the teeth and reduce the chance of infection. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, a respected dentist, provides LANAP® Laser Treatment at Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, CA. We are happy to explain what can be expected before, during, and after the procedure.
The first step toward a healthier smile is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Alkhoury. He will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. Next, there will be x-rays taken to examine the health of the jawbone, tooth roots, and gum tissue. If you are a candidate for treatment, Dr. Alkhoury will explain how the laser works and may provide a demonstration. He will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.
LANAP® treatment is generally more comfortable than conventional gum surgery and is for those who suffer from the advanced stages of gum disease. To ensure the utmost comfort, the treatment area will be numbed with local anesthesia. Then, Dr. Alkhoury uses a perio probe to determine the depth of the pocket between the teeth and bone tissue. A laser light is used to remove the bacteria and diseased tissue. The root surface tartar is removed with an ultrasonic scaler and special instruments. Dr. Alkhoury uses the laser to finish cleaning the pocket, which aids in sealing the pocket so new germs cannot enter. The bite trauma is adjusted. Eventually, the body heals naturally so the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable.
Dr. Alkhoury and our team will provide aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and recovery. In comparison to traditional gum surgery, there is minimal downtime. Often, patients can return to work or resume normal activity the day following treatment.
Do you want to learn more about laser treatment for gum disease? If you do, Dr. Alkhoury would love to meet with you during a consultation. Schedule your appointment today by calling 925-344-5296.
Last Updated - June 2015
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Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.
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Dr Alkhoury is wonderful! He took great care of my 5 year old daughter. He and his assistant made my daughter feel very comfortable. She is wanting to come back to the dentist for her next check up already. Highly recommend! They are the best at Brentwood Family Dental. Thank you Dr Alkhoury!!!