If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, it is important that you get treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Amar Katranji and Dr. Kelly Misch recommend the LANAP® laser protocol for patients with moderate to severe infections. When compared to traditional methods of gum disease treatment in Ann Arbor, MI, LANAP® laser treatment offers the following benefits:
• Reduced pain
• Reduced bleeding
• Minimal gum recession
• Short recovery period
• Small risk of complication
Rather than using scalpels to cut and remove large amounts of tissue, the LANAP® protocol employs sophisticated laser technology to carefully eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue in a minimally invasive manner. In addition to preserving healthy bone and tissue, this also reduces the amount of pain and discomfort experienced by the patient.
Traditional methods of periodontitis treatment usually result in significant bleeding. LANAP® laser treatment, however, uses the heat from the laser to create blood clots and stop bleeding. This also creates a safe healing environment and reduces the risk of a secondary infection.
Minimal Gum Recession
Gum recession is an unfortunate side effect of traditional surgical methods of treating periodontitis. However, since LANAP® treatment preserves healthy tissue, gum recession is kept to a minimum. In fact, LANAP® treatment results in as much as three times less recession!
Short Recovery Period
Since the LANAP® laser protocol is minimally invasive and actually promotes tissue regeneration, the healing period is usually very short. Additionally, most patients do not require pain medication afterward which allows them to return to their daily routines as soon as the procedure is over.
Small Risk of Complication
In comparison to other types of periodontitis treatments, the long term effects of LANAP® laser treatment are highly predictable. The creation of blood clots reduces the risk of infection while the stimulation of bone and tissue helps to prevent future tooth loss.
The LANAP® protocol offers numerous benefits over traditional methods of treating periodontal disease. To learn more about laser gum disease treatment in Ann Arbor, MI, contact Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch to schedule your consultation today!