For patients who seek treatment for gum disease in Cleveland, TN, laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed by Dr. Charles McBrayer which can successfully eliminate even advanced periodontitis.
Laser Gum Surgery FAQs
Q. Is laser dentistry safe?
A. Yes. Lasers have been utilized in dentistry for decades and the Laser Assisted New Attachment procedure (LANAP®) has been cleared by the FDA. Dr. Charles McBrayer has been trained and certified to perform LANAP®.
Q. Will I need sedation?
A. Most patients find a local anesthetic is enough to maintain their comfort during the procedure, even for those who usually experience a high level of dental anxiety. With this procedure, there is no cutting or stitches required.
Q. How much time do I have to take off from work?
A. Depending upon the extent of your gum disease, treatment can be performed in one or two sessions. Most patients return to work the following day with little discomfort, as there are no surgical wounds or stitches.
Q. How do I know if laser gum surgery is right for me?
A. Nearly everyone with periodontal disease is a good candidate for laser gum surgery, even those with serious health conditions. However, the best way to learn if you are a good candidate for this treatment for gum disease in Cleveland, TN is to schedule a consultation with Dr. McBrayer.
Q. How much will the procedure cost me and is it covered by my insurance?
A. The cost varies according to the number of teeth that must be treated and can be determined when Dr. McBrayer evaluates the severity of your condition. As for your insurance, coverage will be determined by your individual plan. A detailed treatment plan with an estimated cost will be provided to you during your consultation. Our dental professional will keep you informed about your treatments and the costs associated with them, every step of the way.