Studies show that a majority of adults have some form of gum disease, so it’s no surprise that laser dentistry has made such a big splash over the years. Not only does laser dentistry grant Dr. Reiner greater precision, it’s more comfortable for his Vero Beach patients, and especially for Vero Beach patients who need periodontal therapy. Laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP, uses lasers to rid your gums of infected tissue while promoting healing and bone growth. Other forms of gum disease therapy do not promote regeneration like LANAP does, which is what makes this form of periodontal therapy so revolutionary.
For patients seeking periodontal therapy with LANAP, here’s what you can expect when you come to Dr. Reiner’s Vero Beach dental office for treatment. First, Dr. Reiner will assess how serious your condition is. Then, he’ll use his FDA-approved laser to destroy gum disease pathogens, disinfecting the treatment area while promoting bone growth and healing. At no point during your periodontal treatment with LANAP will healthy tissue be harmed. What’s more, because periodontal therapy with LANAP doesn’t require a knife or sutures, patients can go into their procedure feeling more relaxed, comfortable, and confident.
But, you might be asking, why is it so important to treat gum disease?
If left untreated, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss, which is why regular checkups and cleanings are so important. During regular checkups at our Vero Beach dental office, Dr. Reiner can thoroughly check your smile for signs of gum disease. The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
LANAP is an effective form of treatment for patients with even severe gum disease. Using LANAP, Dr. Reiner can help you reverse the effects of this serious issue in a less damaging way than with traditional treatments. Few dentists offer LANAP for gum disease, but at the Vero Beach dental office of Dr. Reiner, we’ve incorporated this advanced technology to help you achieve the healthiest gum tissue possible.