Pannu Dental is proud to offer LANAP laser gum surgery

Periodontitis is a serious bacterial, gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that surround and support the teeth. It is an oral inflammatory disease that according to the U.S. Surgeon General, affects 85 percent of American adults aged 18 and older. If left untreated, periodontitis will cause irreversible oral damage and tooth loss.

Periodontal disease often causes no symptoms, especially in its early stages. Studies about this “silent” disease, however, continue to uncover some startling consequences for poor gum health. There is evidence that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease is linked to serious health problems including heart disease, respiratory disease, head and neck cancer, diabetes and increased risk of pre-term delivery. Gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss for the majority of adults in the United States.

PerioLaseĀ® dental laser

Losing your teeth is not the only danger of this disease, however. Having gum disease means there is an active, living infection in the mouth. This infection releases toxins to the entire body through the blood vessels in the mouth causing a variety of other health-related issues.

New technology has revolutionized the treatment and maintenance of Periodontitis. Laser gum therapy, also known as LANAP, is a breakthrough procedure that replaces conventional scalpel and suture surgery for the treatment of moderate to severe gum disease. The PerioLase dental laser precisely removes infected tissue while sparing more healthy tissue and creates a sterile and stable environment where bone and tissue are able to grow back together. Compared to traditional techniques, patients experience minimal pain, bleeding, swelling, gum recession and root sensitivity.

As part of his vision to offer the latest technological advances, Dr. Pannu is proud to announce the addition of the breathrough PerioLase dental laser to his practice. This is the first and only laser designed specifically for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP.

With regular three-month periodontal exams and periodontal maintenance and cleaning, the LANAP procedure has proved resistant to future periodontal damage. Patients are encouraged to improve and maintain standards of oral hygiene to prevent further active periodontitis.

To learn more about this breakthrough technology, contact Pannu Dental GroupĀ or visit www.pannulaserdentistry.com.

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