Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only three out of 100 will ever get treated before it’s too late.

Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless, and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated gum disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can be painful.

The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser. Our laser is the only one that has full FDA approval for this type of procedure. The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bone, giving the gum pockets a chance to heal. In most instances a complete new attachment of the gums to the teeth occurs. This reattachment is revolutionary in Dentistry. Surgical procedures do not give this result nearly as well. This new laser therapy is gentle, less painful and has a quicker recovery. While surgery may still be indicated for some severely advanced periodontal cases, laser therapy is a much more conservative, effective, less costly, and comfortable option for all forms of periodontal disease.

Dr. Sun is certified to perform LANAP.  Please talk to him about this procedure or pick up a brochure in our office. The results are remarkable.

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP)

For more information about LANAP, please visit http://www.millenniumdental.com/