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Laser Gum Therapy

Laser gum therapy

If you have gum disease and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like scaling and root planing or antibiotics, you could be a candidate for laser gum therapy. At Impressive Dental Care, Lea Planzos, DMD, MS, Penny Planzos, DMD, MS, and Thomas Planzos, DMD, provide laser gum therapy using the LANAP® method. This cutting-edge treatment is quick, pain-free, and provides lasting results. Call the office in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, today or book online to make an appointment.

What is laser gum therapy?

Laser gum therapy uses targeted light energy to treat gum disease and prevent it from getting worse. Impressive Dental Care provides laser gum therapy using the LANAP method, the only periodontal-specific treatment to receive FDA clearance for tissue regeneration.

Laser gum therapy makes it easy to treat gingivitis and periodontitis in their early stages of development. That reduces the risk of complications and restores healthy smiles.

How does laser gum therapy work?

Impressive Dental Care providers do laser gum therapy during an office visit.

If your dentist determines that you can benefit from treatment, they give you a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. After it sets in, your provider inserts a small laser fiber between your teeth and gums. The fiber heats up, destroying harmful bacteria and plaque.

After removing the pockets of bacteria, your Impressive Dental Care provider cleans and polishes your teeth. They then reposition the laser fiber between your teeth and gums. This time, they heat up the fiber, forming a clot that encourages your body’s natural healing process.

There’s no downtime or recovery period, so you can return to work and other activities right away.

What are the benefits of laser gum therapy?

Laser gum therapy provides several benefits over traditional gum surgery, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Less sensitivity
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Low risk of complications

Laser gum therapy calls for fewer treatments. Gum surgery usually takes several visits, but LANAP only requires two.

Who is a candidate for laser gum therapy?

Make an appointment at Impressive Dental Care for laser gum therapy if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath

You should also consider laser gum therapy if you have loose teeth or visible pockets between your teeth and gums.

How do I prepare for laser gum therapy? 

Laser gum therapy requires no special preparation. Since the procedure uses targeted light energy, there’s little risk of bleeding or surgical complications. As a result, you can still take prescription medicines and supplements days before your treatment.

To see if you’re a candidate for laser gum therapy, make an appointment at Impressive Dental Care today by calling the office or booking online.

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