Published: 04/05/2018

One of the most recent advancements in dentistry is the use of dental lasers for treating cases of gum disease. Proven and cleared by the FDA as an effective treatment of gum disease in Rockville, MD, LANAP® laser dentistry is a state-of-the-art, gentle solution. Many patients wonder if laser therapy is actually effective and want to learn more about how it works. Dr. Steven Rice, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, has created a patient guide to answer questions related to LANAP and laser dentistry.

LANAP Laser Dentistry Is Gentle. compared to traditional treatment for gum disease, laser dentistry is gentle. There is no cutting or sutures involved and bleeding during and after treatment is minimized. Gentle laser light is used to eliminate infected gum tissue without the need for cutting gums and the laser stimulates the jaw bone to regenerate volume. Most patients do not need any sedation during treatment and can return to their normal routines right afterward.

LANAP Laser Dentistry Is Fast. Treatment time for laser dentistry is much quicker than traditional gum disease therapy. LANAP treatment is able to be performed in a matter of hours and can even treat all areas of disease during one session. Since traditional surgery is more invasive, treatment is usually broken up into several different appointments, treating different areas of the mouth one at a time.

LANAP Laser Dentistry Heals Quickly. Since treatment does not require any cutting or sutures, the healing timeframe for LANAP is much quicker than traditional gum disease treatment. Most patients are able to go about their normal routine right after therapy and often see instant results.

If you are interested in learning more about LANAP therapy for gum disease in Rockville, MD, contact Dr. Rice at his practice, Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington. Dr. Rice is certified and experienced in treating gum disease with revolutionary laser dentistry.

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