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Cure Gum Disease Without Traditional Surgery!


Gum Disease Stages:

Where Are You?






1. Healthy gums and teeth.

2. Gingivitis - Calculus builds up on teeth & gums are inflamed (red).

3. Moderate Periodontitis - Inflammation causes gums to separate from tooth, forming pockets. Early to moderate bone loss. 

4. Advanced Periondontitis - Severe bone loss, deep pockets. Teeth in danger of falling out.  

Traditional Approach: Invasive Surgery

A scalpel is used to cut the gums then fold or “flap” the gums back in order to expose the roots of the teeth and the jawbone. This allows the dentist to clean all the tartar from the roots and view the bone supporting the teeth. If any damaged bone is present, the bone is then reshaped and/or bone graft material is placed. The top of the gums may also be cut in order to achieve a periodontal pocket that is 3mm deep to allow the patient to clean effectively. For example, if you had a 6 millimeter pocket depth, then 3 millimeters of gum tissue (healthy or diseased) would have to be removed to create a 3 millimeter pocket. The gums are then stitched back in place and recovery begins.

LANAP Approach: Laser Surgery

The LANAP protocol can ONLY be performed by a dentist who is certified in the procedure. Be sure to ask if the doctor is LANAP certified. During LANAP treatment, the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser is used instead of a scalpel. The laser fiber is inserted between the gum and tooth, without cutting the gums. The laser light energy targets the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue. This helps to slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allowing the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. The gums are not cut to reduce pocket depth. The tops of your teeth (biting surface) are adjusted to keep from hitting your other teeth.

Case Studies

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