LANAP Laser treatment for
Periodontitis and Gum Disease



 

If periodontitis caused by gingivitis is not dealt with in a timely manner, gums will recede and tooth or bone loss can occur.

What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?


Gingivitis or gum inflammation is usually the forerunner to periodontitis or gum disease. It is important, however, to know that not all gingivitis develops into periodontitis. Normally the buildup of plaque forms bacteria that may cause your gums to become inflamed and to bleed easily during your normal brushing and flossing. Although gingivitis irritates your gums, your teeth are still solidly in your bone jaw, unless irreversible bone or other tissue damage has been done. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from your teeth and form pockets. These spaces collect debris and may become infected with bacteria from plaque. The bacteria create toxins or poisons that will start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place. Some important warning signs are:
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Changes in your bite or how your teeth fit together
  • Poorly fitting dentures
  • Gums that bleed easily or often
  • Consistent bad taste in mouth or bad breath
  • Gums that may have pulled away from teeth
  • Permanent teeth that become loose
  • Factors that may contribute to gum disease:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Medications

If you suspect you may have a problem with gum disease, it is important to come in and see us, because the sooner you treat it the better. Gingivitis is reversible!

There IS a much better way to treat gum disease!

Safe, effective and comfortable – LANAP Laser for the treatment and eradication of gum disease.

LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is often the BEST option for treating gum disease in Los Angeles. If you have red, infected or swollen gums that bleed easily come to Total Sleep Dentistry.

Q: What is the best way to treat periodontal disease?


LANAP of course! LANAP is an alternative to gum surgery and uses laser technology. It is definitely much less painful and less traumatic when treating periodontal disease at any stage.

Q: What is LANAP?


LANAP is a procedure that was invented by two Californian dentists. They were bothered by the invasive way gum disease was treated and in turn developed a much better method. The laser fiber which is the width of about three human hairs is inserted between your tooth and the gum tissue where it removes the poison that causes gum disease.

Q: What is the procedure for LANAP?


It is usually done with two, two-hour sessions. The treatment itself is painless and you don’t have to worry about bleeding, stitches or post-treatment infection, because your gums haven’t been cut. This procedure allows for a quick recovery.

Q: What are the benefits of LANAP?


This laser periodontal therapy will provide an excellent and long lasting result without causing any unjustified adversity. Ninety-eight percent of patients who have been checked five years after treatment have been free of gum disease.

Gum disease can be a threat to your general wellbeing and health. If you suspect any gum disease problems, call 818-875-0442 to schedule a consultation with periodontist, Dr. Ken Reed, for the best quality gum disease treatment in Los Angeles.