LANAP FAQs in Jacksonville Beach, FL
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) with Dr. Darryl Field is a different, innovative kind of treatment for gum disease. If you are considering laser gum therapy in Jacksonville Beach, FL, we are sure you have plenty of questions. Please take a look at the following questions and answers about laser gum surgery.
Q: Is periodontal disease the same thing as gum disease?
A: Periodontal disease is what happens when gum disease is left untreated. Gum disease occurs when plaque accumulates on the teeth and eventually moves below the gum line and turns into tarter. Without treatment for gum disease, the tarter and bacteria can proliferate, deepening gum pockets and damaging gum tissue. This is called periodontal disease. To prevent tooth loss, treatment for gum disease is imperative at this stage.
Q: Does a laser treatment for gum disease hurt?
A: Unlike scalpel surgery, there is no cutting or stiches with laser gum sugery, which means less bleeding and inflammation. A local anesthetic is all you need during laser surgery.
Q: Are there other benefits to having a laser treatment for gum disease?
A: LANAP® actually helps generate new bone growth in the jaw so patients can hold on to their natural teeth. Plus, there is much less gum recession compared to scalpel surgery.
Q: How safe is a laser treatment for gum disease?
A: LANAP® and the PerioLase®MVP-7™ laser that Dr. Field uses are cleared by the FDA and supported by strong medical research. Dr. Field also has professional training and certification to perform laser treatment for gum disease.
Q. How do I know if a laser treatment for gum disease is right for me?
If you have moderate to severe periodontal disease, the chances are very good that LANAP® is the most suitable treatment for you. Of course the only way to know for sure is to come visit us for a laser consultation.
For gentle laser gum therapy in Jacksonville Beach, call us today for an appointment with Dr. Field.