Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Horsham, PA
Using laser dentistry to control gum disease helps prevent tooth loss without you needing to undergo painful surgeries. If you have gum disease, D3 Dental in Horsham, Pennsylvania, can help. They use the latest advances in laser dentistry. Their experienced dentists can save your teeth and restore your gums to health using LANAP® laser assisted regeneration treatment. To find out more about laser dentistry, call D3 Dental, or book an appointment online today.
Laser Dentistry Q&A
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a way of dealing with dental problems without having to make any incisions in your gums. One of its main uses at D3 Dental is to treat gum disease and prevent tooth loss.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a leading cause of loose and missing teeth. It affects your gums, making them shrink and allowing your teeth room to move. Infection sets in and makes the problem worse. Without treatment, the infection can get into your jawbone, and your teeth become so loose they fall out.
What are the advantages of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers significant advantages over surgical dental treatments. These advantages include:
- Less pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Lower sensitivity
- Less gum tissue loss
- Reduced swelling
- Little downtime
- Lower risk of infection after the treatment
- Promotes tissue regeneration
Healing after laser dentistry happens more quickly and is more comfortable than surgery.
What is the LANAP Protocol?
The LANAP Protocol is an advanced technology that uses running pulsed laser energy. Lasers are powerful light beams that can safely remove and remodel tissue with no need for a scalpel or stitches.
D3 Dental uses LANAP=LAR (laser-assisted regeneration) to treat periodontal (gum) disease. It enables your dentist to remove diseased tissues without damaging the healthy surrounding gum. The result is tissue regeneration, gum reattachment, and new bone growth.
LANAP also allows your dentist to retain the height of the gums around your teeth and close any wounds. You benefit from precise treatment that keeps pain and discomfort to a minimum.
What happens when I have laser dentistry?
To do your LANAP laser dentistry, your dentist begins by using a periodontal probe to examine the extent of the tissue damage in your gums. They then use LANAP’s laser light technology to remove diseased tissue and bacteria.
Next, your dentist uses an ultrasonic scaler and hand-held instruments to remove tartar from the tooth root surface. The LANAP laser finishes cleaning the gum area (known as a pocket). It then helps to seal it, preventing any more bacteria from getting in.
After LANAP laser dentistry, your gums heal and regain their ability to keep your tooth firmly in its socket.
For more information about laser dentistry or to schedule a consultation, call D3 Dental today or book an appointment online.