What areas of the mouth does periodontics treat?
As stated above, periodontics treats the supporting structures of your teeth. These structures include the periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, cementum and your gums. These structures can become diseased when bacterial plaque accumulates on the teeth and gums, and over time can destroy these support structures. Periodontal disease can lead to gum, bone and tooth loss.
What is the treatment for periodontal disease?
Advancements in dental laser technology have led to the development of the LANAP procedure, which is safer, less painful and has a shorter recovery time than traditional periodontal surgery. During the LANAP procedure, a tiny laser is inserted between your tooth and gum. This laser is used to remove the periodontal infection. The entire process usually takes two visits lasting two hours each. Recovery from each procedure generally takes less than a day, and many patients report that they feel well enough to return to work afterward. Unlike traditional treatments, there is no cutting or suturing involved.
Don’t let periodontal disease take your teeth
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, but have avoided the treatment for any reason, wait no longer. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in the United States and can lead to a number of other dental and oral health problems. At Buckner Family Dental, we offer the LANAP procedure as a safe, more comfortable alternative to traditional treatments and can get your gums healthy once again.
Call our office for a one-on-one consultation with our caring and professional staff. They can answer any questions and address your concerns.