Advanced Gum Disease Treatment with LANAP
Gum disease threatens the health and well being of millions of smiles. A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control shows that nearly half of adults in the United States exhibit the symptoms of gum disease. Without treatment, many people may develop advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. To return smiles to optimal health, Dr. K offers a breakthrough treatment open with LANAP.
The Symptoms and Health Risks Associated with Gum Disease
If you develop gum disease, you may encounter a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including sore, red gums that bleed easily and bad breath. Over time, gum disease can develop into periodontitis, causing the connective tissues between your teeth and gums to deteriorate, leading to loose teeth and an increased risk of tooth loss. If you experience any symptoms of gum disease, schedule a consultation with Dr. K for an immediate diagnosis. From there, he can recommend treatment to address your periodontitis and preserve your smile.
The Advantages of LANAP
Laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP, allows Dr. K to treat advanced gum disease using the latest in laser dentistry. This periodontal therapy technique employs a concentrated beam of light that removes the infected tissue with precision. The process also softens the hardened plaque adhering to the tooth’s surface. With an ultrasonic scaler, the plaque and tartar can be removed,
preventing further inflammation. Under a different setting, the dental laser is then used to clot the blood, closing the area without the use of sutures. In as little as two visits, you can receive treatment for periodontitis that reduces the risk of infection. Compared to traditional oral surgical options, LANAP offers a faster healing time and doesn’t require the loss of healthy gum tissue. The LANAP protocol enables Dr. K to restore the health and beauty of your smile.
Exceptional Care and Comfort with Your Calabasas Dentist
At Calabasas Smiles, Dr. K and his staff of friendly, talented professionals look forward to caring for your smile. We provide a full menu of dental care services, from checkups and cleanings to dental implants. To schedule an appointment at our Calabasas dentist office, please contact us today at (818) 878-7300. We proudly serve patients and their families from Hidden Hills, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and the 91302 zip code area.