Are You a Candidate for LANAP Treatment?
How Does LANAP Work?
LANAP is a laser treatment. A laser uses a concentrated beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The wavelength of the laser light can be adjusted to perform a variety of different tasks. For treating gum disease, the laser can remove infected gum tissue and help to disinfect periodontal pockets. It can also be used to help stimulate the growth of new tissue, which aids in sealing periodontal pockets as well as expediting the healing process.
You Exhibit Signs of Gum Disease
Patients who exhibit symptoms of gum disease may be considered a candidate for LANAP, no matter if the condition is mild or more advanced. Common symptoms that can point toward gum disease include:
Your Gingival Pockets are Deep
When your gums pull away from your teeth, periodontal pockets form. These are gaps between your gum tissue and your teeth. Bacteria collect in the periodontal pockets and become trapped. They also continue the irritation of gum tissue from below the gum line, which causes the pockets to become deeper. The deeper the pockets are, the more advanced your gum disease is. We can measure the depth of your periodontal pockets using a special tool. Healthy gums typically measure between 1 and 3 millimeters. Anything deeper than 4 millimeters indicates gum disease. Candidates for LANAP have periodontal pocket depths of 5 millimeters or deeper.
Recommendations from Your General Dentist
If you have been referred by your general dentist, you may be a candidate for LANAP. While your general dentist may be able to diagnose the presence of gum disease, we have the experience required to diagnose the exact extent of the damage. We can also provide you with the most effective treatment possible to restore your oral health, including the use of LANAP.
Benefits of LANAP
LANAP laser treatment provides many significant benefits. These benefits include
LANAP treatment allows us to effectively treat gum disease so that your gums, and your mouth, can heal.
How Does LANAP Affect Healing Time?
Gum disease is a serious oral health issue that requires treatment right away. Treatment stops the progression of gum disease and helps to restore your oral health. Following treatment, there is a recovery period. While recovery times vary based on the extent of your gum disease, and the treatment being performed, recovery times traditionally take several weeks. At Karl Zeren DDS we can reduce your recovery time with LANAP.
History of LANAP
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue that develops as a result of a bacterial infection. Bacteria cause the gums to become irritated and inflamed. Without treatment, gum disease worsens over time, and can ultimately lead to tooth loss. Treatment is essential for stopping the progression of the disease and restoring the health of your mouth. Karl Zeren DDS can restore your oral health with the help of L
Call Karl Zeren DDS at (410) 316-6141 today to learn more and find out if Lanap laser therapy is right for you.
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