Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Quincy, California
High-Tech and Comfortable Gum Disease Treatment With LANAP®
Dr. Herndon is the only doctor in his area that is certified to provide LANAP, a revolutionary laser treatment for periodontal (gum) disease. LANAP is a meticulous microsurgical procedure that uses a high-tech dental laser to treat gum disease in a minimally invasive manner with minimal discomfort. It kills the bacteria and parasites in the gum pockets and on teeth while creating an environment for regeneration of the soft and hard tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that may have been lost due to the disease. The therapy does not involve scalpels or sutures.
A Regenerating and Healing Technique
The laser therapy works by selectively targeting and gently removing only diseased tissue, which is discerned by the inflammation in the tissues as well as the presence of black-pigmented bacteria.
The laser also stimulates the healthy tissues to encourage them to reattach to the bone. Because of the regrowth of this connective tissue, there is a much lower chance of gum disease returning than there is with traditional periodontal surgery.
Because of LANAP’s minimally invasive nature, there’s no need for stitches, and you will experience far less discomfort during and after the procedure compared to conventional gum surgery. Little to no swelling or bleeding occurs, and healing time is much faster too.
A Therapy Without Fear
Due to the minimal invasiveness and minimal bleeding involved with LANAP, virtually anyone with periodontal disease can be treated with this therapy without fear. This means that, unlike with traditional gum surgery, LANAP patients can get the treatment they need without stopping their medications, including blood thinners.