Over the past several decades, dental lasers have become more advanced in treating conditions that previously required invasive surgery. Lasers provide our Marco Island patients with gentler, quicker treatments and a shorter recovery time.
Soft Tissue Treatments
Lasers are perfect for treating tongue-ties or removing excessive soft tissues along the gumlines (such as fibromas.) Instead of using a scalpel, a laser gently seals off the blood vessels and nerve endings as it modifies the surface of the gum tissue. We can even use it to treat cold sores.
No Cut. No Sew. No Fear Periodontal Therapy
Laser Assisted new Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a non-invasive gum disease treatment that can prevent the need for conventional flap surgery with a periodontist. The LANAP procedure is done in conjunction with a deep cleaning, to destroy bacteria that cause periodontal infections. The process also triggers the reattachment of connective tissues, so that you can protect areas that are susceptible to tooth loss.
Most LANAP treatments are broken into two appointments, with one half of the mouth treated at one visit, and the other half at a follow-up visit. As that portion of the mouth is cleaned, the soft tissue laser is guided along the gum pocket, treating the tissues and creating a sterile environment.
Don’t Put Your Smile Off
If you’ve been delaying your dental care because of fear of surgery or the need to see a gum specialist, then our Marco Island dentists might be exactly what you’re looking for. Thanks to laser treatments, our patients are enjoying healthier mouths and less-invasive visits.
To find out if laser dentistry is right for you, call Marco Dental Care right away. Ask for a complimentary consultation to find out if soft tissue laser treatments are right for you.
Learn More About How the LANAP Procedure Can Treat Gum Disease
Watch Dr. Fred Eck as he discusses gum disease and laser gum treatments on The Wellness Hour.