Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums and eventually the bone that supports your teeth, a common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, Family Dentistry at Riverside Crossing can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.
LANAP Gum Disease Treatment
An FDA-cleared laser treatment called LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) offers a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery for treatment of gum disease. This procedure, performed with a special laser on affected gums, stimulates existing stem cells to help regenerate healthy gums and bone growth. It can target the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue, slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allow the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures.