Bleeding while brushing or flossing. Sore, swollen gums. Uncontrollable bad breath. Individually or together, these often-ignored symptoms may point to gum disease, also known as gingivitis. The fact is, up to 80 percent of adults living in the United States have gum disease, and many don’t even know it. Gum disease carries with it the danger of periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease that causes gum recession and tooth loss. But that’s just the beginning of potential health issues. The bacteria associated with gum disease also increase your risk for serious systemic problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
While gum disease can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, the good news is that we’ve invested in an effective gum disease treatment that allows for quicker, less invasive solutions. LANAP is an FDA-approved laser procedure that, in the skilled hands of our highly experienced periodontist, has enabled countless patients in the Bluffton, SC area to have healthier gums and lead healthier lives. LANAP produces minimal pain and eliminates the need for a scalpel and sutures.
How is it possible to provide effective gum disease treatment without a scalpel or other invasive tools? LANAP, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a dental laser procedure that enables us to safely remove bacteria and diseased gum tissue using light energy. This amazing advancement in dentistry incorporates the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser, which can take the place of traditional methods for deep cleaning. The end result is less pain, less bleeding, less sensitivity, a quicker procedure, and quicker healing.
As part of our commitment to your total health, we can also recommend lifestyle and diet changes to help your mouth heal and your body become healthier after LANAP.
Look at how LANAP gum disease treatment compares to traditional gum surgery and you’ll see why we decided to bring this revolutionary system to our Bluffton, SC office.