How Laser Dental Treatment Is Changing the Way Patients Feel about Managing Gum Disease
In the United States, an estimated 50 percent of all adults are burdened with the reality of gum disease. Gum disease does not just affect the way a person looks, but can often lead to tooth loss as the gum tissue becomes diseased and pulls away from the teeth. Without protection, the teeth are at risk.
Traditionally, the way that dentists solved this issue was through gum surgery that involved the cutting and suturing of the soft tissues to close the pockets created by gum disease. While effective, this invasive procedure frequently concerned patients. Now, laser gum treatment has wiped away their worries by providing a leading-edge way to treat gum disease without the use of scalpels: LANAP® laser treatment.