Periodontal Treatment in Atlanta, GA
At Goldstein, Garber, & Salama, we're proud to offer expert dental treatment to patients throughout the greater Atlanta, GA area in a warm, welcoming office environment. We are proud to be a multi-specialty dental practice, and we offer a diverse range of dental treatments ranging from general and preventive care to restorative dentistry and cosmetic dental treatment. When it comes to oral health, the gums are just as important as the teeth – and for patients suffering from gum disease, we're proud to offer laser gum therapy as a more comfortable, convenient alternative to traditional periodontal treatment.
What Is Laser Gum Therapy?
Laser Gum Therapy, also called LANAP, is a new approach to periodontal treatment that's both more comfortable and convenient than traditional approaches. Normally, periodontal disease is treated through a procedure called scaling and root planing. This involves cutting open gum tissues to access the tooth roots, then using ultrasonic scalers to remove tartar from below the gumline.
LANAP uses high-grade medical lasers to achieve the same results without the need for cutting or stitching of the gum tissue. Instead, laser gum therapy uses a thin laser-emitting fiber to eliminate diseased gum tissue while protecting healthy tissue, avoiding the need for physical excision. This process also widens the pocket between the gum and tooth, providing access to the tooth roots and letting our Atlanta periodontist use an ultrasonic scaler to clear away plaque and tartar buildup on the root. Finally, your dentist will use the laser a second time to eliminate any remaining debris and sterilize the area. The second application of the laser also stimulates the blood's clotting factors, causing it to form a natural seal around the teeth that allows for easier healing.
Can I Get Laser Assisted Gum Therapy?
Anyone who needs periodontal treatment can be a candidate for laser assisted gum therapy. If you notice symptoms like redness, swelling, bleeding, or tenderness of the gums, you may have periodontal disease – and that means laser gum therapy may be right for you.
What to Expect After Laser Gum Therapy
Because LANAP doesn't involve cutting or stitching, recovery time is much shorter than traditional periodontal treatment. Patients also find minimized sensitivity, pain, and risk of infection. In fact, most patients can return to work immediately and report needing no pain medication after the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Atlanta Dentist
LANAP laser gum therapy can offer a more comfortable, convenient option for patients in need of gum treatment, and if you'd like to find out if it's right for you, we'd be thrilled to help. Contact us today to learn more about the procedure or simply request your appointment online to get started. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.