If you have advanced gum disease—your treatment options used to be limited to a special deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. With this procedure, your dentist removes the plaque and tartar from below the gums, then smooths out the root surfaces of the teeth to encourage the gum tissue to reattach to the teeth and heal.
Sometimes, however, scaling and root planing isn’t enough because the pockets formed in the gums (because of the gum disease) do not heal. In this case, surgery is needed, which involves stitching the gums afterward to help shrink the gum pockets.
The good news is that with laser therapy, you have a nonsurgical option for gum disease treatment in Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Michael Aiello was one of the first dentists in the world to perform this ground-breaking procedure and received his training at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. Because he has been performing this treatment since 2005, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
The LANAP™ Procedure for Gum Disease
This procedure enables our dentists to remove damaged gum tissue while leaving the healthy gum tissue intact. This procedure is minimally invasive and provides a number of benefits for patients:
- Patients experience less discomfort and swelling afterward than with gum surgery.
- Because there is no cutting, there is no need for sutures.
- Laser therapy helps to stimulate the regeneration of gum tissue.
- Recovery is easier and quicker than with gum surgery.
- The results after LANAP treatment are long-lasting.
Another benefit is that patients who have medical conditions that make surgery risky might be good candidates for the LANAP procedure.
Find Out More About Laser Therapy in Clinton Township, MI
Don’t risk tooth loss by letting gum disease go untreated—especially now that you have a nonsurgical option for treatment. Learn more about laser therapy for gum disease by calling our Clinton Township, MI dental practice.