Q: What is the difference between gum disease and periodontal disease?
A: Gum disease is term that encompasses gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease develops when the initial stage of gum disease (gingivitis) is left untreated. Bacteria that live below the gum line produce toxins which cause damage to the bone and supporting structures of the teeth. You may need to receive laser gum disease treatment to eliminate the infection.
Q: What is the best way to treat gum disease?
A: Laser surgery with the LANAP® protocol is a minimally invasive procedure for treating gum disease and boasts a fast recovery time. You can return to your regular schedule right after treatment.
Q: What are the benefits of laser gum disease treatment?
A: LANAP® laser treatment promotes a fast healing and recovery time; it can also save healthy teeth! We have found that laser procedures are minimally invasive and can prevent gum recession that often results from traditional gum surgery methods.
Q: How do I know if laser therapy is safe?
A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser used to perform LANAP® gum surgery has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of gum disease and is supported by extensive research. We are trained to perform laser gum surgery using this innovative laser.
Q: How do I know if gum surgery is right for me?
A: If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, gum surgery may be the best way to eradicate the infection and restore your oral health. We can share more information about laser dentistry procedures for periodontal disease during your consultation.
A visit with our office can determine if LANAP® laser treatment is right for you in Arkansas. Schedule your gum disease consultation with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton today!