To salvage the uninfected gum tissue and eliminate the source of gum disease, there are a few periodontal treatment options to consider:
Scaling & Root Planing Therapy
This affordable, non-surgical procedure is performed under anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort for the patient. Scaling and root planing essentially targets the infection at the source, removing both the bacteria buildup and the infected gum tissue in one session. This procedure doubles as a cleaning and polishing treatment for the teeth while also restoring healthy gums. With minimal gum bleeding and little to no discomfort for the patient, this procedure is highly effective.
Laser Gum Treatment
This laser-assisted treatment for gum disease works with LANAP protocol to laser away the infected gum tissue and the bacteria imbedded within. The procedure uses high quality technology to gently remove the diseased gum tissue, leaving the healthy gum tissue untouched. Because the laser technology doesn’t cut the gums, there’s no need for stitches or potential infection throughout the healing process.
With an average 24-hour healing time, LANAP laser gum treatment works effectively with little pain during and after the procedure, as well as other components such as little to no gum bleeding or swelling. Additionally, this procedure helps to kickstart the regeneration of your gums once the infected tissue is removed, which assists in the regrowth of gum tissue and bone that may have been lost during the laser treatment.