Understanding LANAP Gum Disease Treatment
Anytime you hear the word “disease” you’re sure to feel a bit uneasy. And while gum disease certainly isn’t something you want to have to deal with, millions of Americans are faced with it each year.
Fortunately, at Overmeyer Family Dental, we offer an advanced treatment called the LANAP procedure that can knock out gum disease and treat your symptoms in no time at all. While you’re best off avoiding gum disease in the first place, if you’re faced with some of the uncomfortable symptoms we mentioned below, it’s time to call our Orlando, FL dental office to schedule the LANAP gum disease treatment.
What Are The Symptoms Of Gum Disease?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might have gum disease.
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth
- A receding gumline or gums that have pulled away from your teeth, making your teeth look longer
- Loose teeth
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Sores in your mouth
- Chronic bad breath
- A change in your bite or the way your teeth or dentures fit together
Treating Gum Disease With LANAP
Traditionally, when performing surgery on the gums, whether because of gum disease or for another reason, we have to remove soft tissue with scalpels. But with the LANAP procedure, we can use lasers to get the job done. These precise lasers (Periolase MVP-7) get rid of hardened plaque known as calculus, as well as bacteria and toxins that have built up near and under your gums.
Benefits Of LANAP Gum Disease Treatment
The LANAP gum disease treatment is just as effective as surgery to treat gum disease, but a lot more comfortable for the patient. If you opt for the LANAP procedure, you’ll feel very little or no discomfort before, during, and after the treatment. Plus, with LANAP there is no need for stitches and you experience very little swelling and bleeding.
There’s also a reduced risk of tooth sensitivity and infection. After the LANAP procedure, you’ll heal quickly which means less downtime! You’ll get right back to your everyday activities in no time at all.
Another benefit to treating gum disease with the LANAP procedure is the cost. This treatment can be the most cost-effective way to save your natural teeth, even after they’ve been considered too decayed to save.
How To Prevent Gum Disease
It wouldn’t feel right to talk about treating gum disease without mentioning ways you can prevent it in the first place.
The most important habit to maintain to prevent gum disease is to brush your teeth regularly and thoroughly, at least twice a day. Be sure to hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brush along your gumline to remove any plaque or food debris that may be trapped there. You should also floss between each of your teeth at least once a day.
Another important factor in oral health is diet. While moderation is important, it’s a good idea to avoid sugary food and drinks as much as possible. Soft drinks can wear down your enamel, while sticky sugary candy can stick to your teeth and cause damage.
It’s also important to maintain regular checkups with your dentist for professional cleanings. When you visit our office for a dental cleaning, we’re able to use special tools to give your mouth a top-notch cleaning. We can also look for potential problems like gum disease and oral cancer during your examination, so you can stay on top of your health.
Visit Our Orlando, FL Dental Office Today
The LANAP gum procedure is one of several things that truly sets Overmeyer Family Dental apart from other practices across the country. When you visit our office for a gum disease treatment, we’ll conduct a full examination and check the depth of the pockets in your gums. This will tell us a lot about the severity of your gum disease symptoms.
We’ll then be able to use our laser to remove the bacteria and tartar from your teeth and gums before sealing your gums and finishing the treatment.
To learn more about the LANAP treatment and how we can treat gum disease right here in our Orlando, FL dental office, call Overmeyer Family Dental today at (407) 871-3143. You can also request an appointment online.