If you are considering traditional dental surgery for the treatment of your gum disease symptoms but are uncomfortable with the idea of long periods of discomfort and downtime, consider the gum surgery alternative in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Charles McBrayer recommends laser gum surgery for comfort and convenience of patients. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a safe and effective treatment for patients who suffer from gum disease symptoms, such as swollen, bleeding gums or loose teeth, and has been shown to reverse the damage caused by gum disease.
Traditional vs. Laser Gum Surgery for the Treatment of Gum Disease Symptoms
• Traditional dental surgery for the treatment of periodontal disease has been known to result in gum recession due to incisions made into the gum and the consequent sutures. Recessions of up to 15 millimeters can occur. With laser gum surgery, however, the laser’s pulsed light is utilized to both cut and cauterize the gum tissue without the need for scalpels or sutures.
• Patients who have laser gum surgery report less pain and faster healing times than those who have traditional surgery to treat gum disease symptoms. There are no surgical wounds that need to heal and in addition, the laser eliminates the bacteria and infected tissue, leaving behind immediately healthier gum tissue.
• Laser gum surgery has been proven to regenerate bone. When Dr. McBrayer performs the gum surgery alternative in Chattanooga, TN, he utilizes the laser to stimulate the tooth root which activates a regeneration process in the bone that surround and support your teeth.
• The laser has no contraindications and Dr. McBrayer can control and therefore minimize any bleeding with the PerioLase® MVP-7™. This makes LANAP® safe for patients with existing medical conditions or those who take prescription medication. Nearly anyone with gum disease symptoms is a good candidate for this procedure.