In the last couple of decades, huge strides have been made in laser periodontal treatment, and today one periodontal laser has accomplished what can only be called a revolution in how periodontal therapy is done.
If you could have your first choice, it would be to never experience gum disease in any of its stages and to never need any form of periodontal treatment.
But despite your best efforts at prevention, it's always possible to still end up in need of periodontal treatment. And typically, LANAP (laser periodontal therapy) stands out as the overall most beneficial treatment option.
The majority of US adults have at least some form and stage of gum disease. Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can usually be 100% reversed with the proper periodontal treatment and an improved oral hygiene regimen.
Gum disease is an infection of both the periodontal and bone tissue surrounding and supporting your teeth. Unless addressed in time with the appropriate periodontal treatment, gum disease advances in stages from very mild to very severe.
Today, modern dentistry offers you a number of different options for treating gum disease, depending on the extent, nature, and severity of your periodontal problems.
With more advanced gum disease, two of your most notable options are traditional periodontal surgery and laser periodontal treatment.