Laser Gum Treatment Pelham NH
LANAP | LAPIP
Laser gum treatment is used to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). Pelham Family Dental uses LANAP and LAPIP to preserve teeth, dental implants, and eliminate the bacterial infection. Periodontal disease is serious condition that needs to be treated right away for the best outcome. Contact us to learn more about laser gum treatment.
What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Symptoms can include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, red gums
- Gum recession
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Bruxism (teeth clenching or grinding)
How is laser gum treatment effective?
Laser gum treatment uses a precise laser to eliminate bacteria and remove disease hum tissue. The precision allows healthy gum tissue to recover quickly. There is also less swelling and pain. Many patients fully recover from the treatment within 24 hours. Laser gum treatment is ideal compared to traditional gum surgery, which requires weeks of recovery and is very painful.
What is LANAP and LAPIP?
LANAP is a laser gum treatment that focuses on preserving teeth from periodontal disease. It minimizes the gum pockets and removes diseased tissue. LAPIP is similar but is used to preserve dental implants, which require extra precision. Both treatments eliminate bacteria and sterilize the affected areas.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is not painful. Some patients may experience discomfort during the first 24 hours. However, over-the-counter-medication will offer relief.
How can I prevent periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is preventable with good dental hygiene. Patients should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Maintain your dental appointments for exams and cleanings. Some patients may be more prone to the disease due to health conditions or genetics. These cases may need more hygiene maintenance.
Contact Us Today
Schedule an exam today. We will evaluate your teeth and gums. If we suspect periodontal disease, we will discuss the best treatment options for you. Call (603) 635-2146.