Laser-Based Gum Disease Treatment
Swollen, bleeding gums? Persistent bad breath? Deep pockets between your teeth and gums? You may have gum disease. Caused by bacterial buildup, gum disease can result in gum recession, loose teeth, tooth loss, and even bone loss if left untreated. The bacteria that cause gum disease have even been linked to serious systemic health problems. We can help you avoid all these through an innovative procedure that comes with less discomfort, less bleeding, more precise and predictable results, and quicker recovery. We’re changing the way we treat gum disease through laser dentistry in Chambersburg, PA.
LANAP, short for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA-approved protocol that has revolutionized gum disease treatment. It’s the minimally invasive alternative you’ve been looking for. As a board-certified periodontist whose been practicing for nearly three decades, Dr. Rebecca Wagner has extensive training and experience in defeating gum disease. Unlike other types of doctors that may provide limited gum treatment, she’s a certified gum health specialist! Her exceptional expertise and laser technology make ours your practice of choice for gum disease treatment.
All-In-One Periodontal Laser Treatment
The PerioLase® MVP-7™, the only laser system that can offer LANAP, combines the function and benefits of sharp dental instruments, sutures, and medication in one amazing instrument. It was designed by working clinicians who understand the needs of periodontists and patients alike. We’re proud to be among the select periodontal practices that have completed the specialized training to own and operate the PerioLase MVP-7. Dr. Wagner and our team have mastered the protocol and the technology to provide more comfortable treatment for you and avoid the need for complex, invasive osseous surgery.
So, what does treatment with LANAP look like? Because it’s laser-based, it uses light instead of traditional sharp instruments to perform a variety of functions, as previously mentioned. It allows us to painlessly, and precisely remove untreatable, diseased portions of gum tissue while nearby healthy tissues remain intact. It seals off the surgical sites in place of sutures or stitches. The laser also instantly eradicates bacteria and infection as it crosses tissue, eliminating the need to medicate the area. It can even stimulate the regrowth of deteriorated bone. Thanks to laser dentistry, gum disease treatment has never been more effective or efficient!