Are you too afraid to get the gum disease therapy you need? Many patients with gum disease avoid the treatment they need because they fear “going under the knife”. But advanced periodontal (gum) disease will not get better on its own. Periodontal disease can only be treated by removing the harmful bacteria hiding beneath the gum line and accumulating in tissue pockets around the teeth. Without comprehensive periodontal disease treatment, you will face serious dental health risks, including tooth and jawbone loss. Fortunately, Dr. Holden now offers a non-invasive and pain free treatment option that doesn’t involve scalpels or cutting. LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) gum disease treatment uses only a laser to perform the surgery needed to restore your dental health. Schedule your laser periodontal surgery appointment with Dr. Holden today. Dr. Holden is an experienced LANAP therapy dentist with two convenient office locations. Dr. Holden delivers quality care daily throughout State College and Williamsport, PA, Bellefonte, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Altoona, Danville, and the surrounding communities.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Periodontal Surgery?
LANAP surgery can effectively treat periodontal disease without incisions or sutures. In the past, periodontal surgery used scalpels to decrease pocket depth and remove bacterial infection. Stitches were then needed to reattach the gums and assist in healing. But with LANAP, a dental laser removes the infection from beneath the gum line without affecting your healthy gum tissue. LANAP is a regenerative procedure because healthy gum tissue is not reduced and healthy bone is actually regenerated. The LANAP laser recognizes pigmentation, so it only targets harmful bacteria and infected gum tissue, which have a darker pigment than healthy gums. The LANAP procedure also helps new connective tissue and bone form between your teeth and gums, which minimizes the chance of the infection returning, and speeds the healing process.
Do You Need Laser Periodontal Surgery?
- Swollen gums or gums that feel tender when touched
- Bright red or purplish gums
- Receding gums
- New spaces developing between your teeth or pus pockets between your teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
- Loosened or shifting teeth
- Bite changes
Don’t let dental fear or anxiety keep you from getting the periodontal therapy you need to stay healthy. Schedule your laser periodontal surgery appointment with Dr. Holden today. Dr. Holden is an experienced LANAP dentist with two convenient office locations. Dr. Holden restores smiles daily throughout State College and Williamsport, PA, Bellefonte, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Altoona, Danville, and the surrounding communities.