LANAP Laser Gum Surgery for Periodontal Gum Disease
When it comes to dental health, it is by far one of the most ignored areas of our overall health and wellness these days. The fact is that your oral health is a vital aspect to your overall health and if you think about the fact that everything we ingest passes through your mouth first, you can see why! One area of oral health that is especially bad has got to be our periodontal health, according to Dr. David Malakov, the best periodontist Queens has to offer. A condition known as periodontal gum disease affects countless Americans each year, and can lead to a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms and a series of unfortunate aesthetic symptoms and issues. Not only does periodontal gum disease affect your smile and overall appearance, but your overall health and wellness as well! And one of the major issues with periodontal gum disease, is that the traditional gum surgery treatment is highly invasive and in many instances painful, as it requires a series of incisions to be made in the gums. Despite this, there have been a number of advancements that have come about in recent years, and one of them that has made a huge difference is known as the LANAP laser gum surgery treatment. The LANAP laser treatment offers patients a highly effective method of treating periodontal gum disease, without the need for actual invasive gum treatment or gum surgery. In this article, we will be going through the LANAP procedure and what you should know about it.
What is Periodontal Gum Disease?
When it comes to oral health, periodontal gum disease is one of the worst and most difficult issues to combat. Many of us might be familiar with issues like gingivitis, a condition caused by inflation of the gums, as it is one of the earliest stages of gum disease. This condition often occurs due to the lack of proper oral hygiene and care, and can be a huge detriment to patients both health wise, as well as aesthetically. According to Dr. Malakov, the best periodontist Queens has to offer, such a condition is also caused by things like an illness or infection, hormonal fluctuations, the use of certain medications, smoking, genetics, or even something like sleep apnea. When you fail to brush or clean your teeth properly, plaque builds up and irritates the gum and other tissue – leading to inflammation, and bleeding. When gingivitis remains untreated, it will turn into periodontal gum disease. Plaque turns into tartar, which can’t just be removed through brushing your teeth. The tartar will then create an unwanted buildup of bacteria that continues to irritate the tissue and bone. Which will then cause the gums to pull further away from the teeth, creating spaces that are known as pockets.
These pockets will become more and more inflamed and infected, and bone and gum tissue will pull further from the teeth. This leads to loose teeth and bone loss, and enzymes that are meant to fight such issues will slowly dissolve the gum tissue and deteriorate more and more. Loose teeth fall out and things will only get worse. This is why periodontal gum treatment is so vital.
Minimally Invasive LANAP Gum Treatment
Using the LANAP laser treatment, there are many amazing benefits and patients can receive treatment for periodontal gum disease, without having to interrupt their daily routines or go through a long and drawn out recovery period. This is why patients prefer the use of LANAP laser procedure to other methods. LANAP stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure, and using a laser we can target and remove damaged and diseased gum tissue. This is all done without the need for unwanted incisions and other invasive measures. In addition to cutting away unwanted tissue, using the LANAP gum surgery your provider will also use ultrasonic scalers and other instruments to remove disease causing tartar. This ensures that the condition will not progress and come back later on. The laser will connect gum tissue back to the root. For more information on the LANAP laser treatment, or to schedule a consultation be sure to contact Dr. Malakov today.