Gingivitis and periodontitis can disrupt your oral health by infecting the soft gum tissues and eroding the underlying jawbone that supports the teeth. If not treated at the right time, gum disease can severely affect the aesthetics of your smile and even cause tooth loss. Early detection and treatment can help you maintain optimum oral health.
At Modern Dental of Manhattan, we use LANAP to treat gum disease. LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Using laser light energy, we can target decayed gum tissues while keeping healthy tissues intact. LANAP is currently the only laser gum treatment that has been approved by the FDA. Here are some of the benefits of using LANAP over conventional methods:
The procedure includes the following steps: