When you suffer from gum disease, the symptoms can be painful and embarrassing. Worse still, if left untreated, bleeding gums and bad breath can advance to gum recession and the loss of tooth and bone. Gum disease is an insidious, progressive infection that will not resolve on its own. Even when symptoms appear to subside, the infection often advances to destroy bone and soft tissue beneath the surface.
While traditional dental surgery is a successful gum disease treatment, it cannot reverse the damage incurred by a prolonged periodontal infection. There is an innovative laser gum disease treatment, offered by Dr. Loren Frumker in Willoughby, OH, which has been proven to remove periodontal bacteria, clear away diseased tissue, and help to regenerate the bone that supports the teeth. Performed without scalpels or sutures, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) can immediately improve your oral health.
How Laser Gum Disease Treatment Averts the Dangers of Periodontitis
Early signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, and gum inflammation. These symptoms are caused by the bacteria that infect your mouth. LANAP® can drastically reduce bleeding, halitosis, and painful inflammation in one session. This is because the laser removes both the bacteria that cause your bad breath and bleeding gums, as well as any diseased gum tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Even at this early stage, gum disease treatment is recommended.
When gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. The periodontal pockets deepen and pull away from the teeth, allowing more bacteria to accumulate and flourish. Your gums can recede, lengthening the appearance of your teeth, and the infection can damage the connective tissue and bone that hold your teeth in place. Teeth loosen and shift over time and eventually may need to be extracted. Laser gum disease treatment not only eliminates the source of the infection, it can predictably encourage the attachment of tissue and stimulate the regeneration of bone. Stated simply, with LANAP® gum disease treatment, Dr. Frumker is able to save otherwise hopeless teeth.
Swollen tissues, bleeding gums, and bad breath are signs of gum disease that need to be addressed. If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact our office to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Frumker in Willoughby, OH.