Gum Disease and Laser Dentistry
Gum disease plagues nearly half of the U.S. population and while many do not realize they have the condition, others avoid treatment out of embarrassment or fear of invasive procedures. Without treatment, gum disease can spread and cause irreversible damage to the teeth, bones and tissues, and can result in tooth loss. Recently, gum disease has also been linked to serious systemic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Traditional treatment options, such as osseous surgery, involve cutting and stitching of the gums, resulting in pain and lengthy recovery times. Dr. Paresh C. Naran has incorporated high tech laser techniques in his practice to treat gum disease in a less invasive manner, with the LANAP® protocol.
Signs and symptoms of gum disease
Bleeding when brushing or flossing
Bad breath (halitosis)