If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, Dr. Scott Jett may recommend laser gum disease treatment to eradicate the infection in the gums and restore your oral health. Laser therapy for periodontal disease can be an effective, minimally-invasive alternative to surgery and can help you maintain healthy gums for years to come. The laser not only treats the infection but can also promote healthy tissue regeneration.
Gum disease can have a significant impact on your overall health and may be a precursor to other oral health problems. Since bacteria from gum disease can enter wounds in the gums, you may end up with an infection running through the bloodstream. This can affect major organs and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and even certain types of cancer. We encourage patients to pay attention to some of the noticeable symptoms of gum disease, such as: sensitive teeth, inflammation, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and bad breath.
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Because this procedure is minimally invasive, you will feel back to normal very quickly afterwards.
Laser therapy will keep your gums healthy, which will help you keep your natural teeth as you age.
This delicate procedure results in very little swelling and discomfort.
Laser gum surgery with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol (LANAP®) can treat almost all of the infection in
the mouth in just one visit. We can pass the laser over the infected tissue to treat the infection while leaving the rest
of the tissue intact. Laser dentistry with LANAP® allows us to provide patients with a high level of care and reduces the
risk of bleeding, inflammation of the tissues, and discomfort associated with other types of procedures.
Laser therapy with LANAP® can be a very effective way to eradicate an infection in the mouth without incisions or
sutures. We simply pass the laser over the infected tissue to kill bacteria and promote healthy tissue regeneration.
There is no downtime and the tissues heal relatively quickly after your treatment. Dr. Jett can determine whether you
are a good candidate for laser gum surgery during your consultation.
Don't delay treatment and put your teeth at risk. Call (559) 436-8101 or fill out this form to request an appointment.