Elite Smiles - November/December 2018

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LANAP™ LASER THERAPY

The Latest Treatments We Provide

Faster Healing Time LANAP is more precise and less invasive, so your gum tissue can heal more quickly and optimally. ●Comfort Because of LANAP’s precision, procedures are usually smoother and more pleasant.

When most people think of oral health, the first thing that pops into their minds is teeth. While teeth maintenance is a large part of your oral hygiene, there’s more to it than just that. Gum tissue is a vital part of your mouth, and it must be given the same care and attention as your teeth. Understanding the importance of your gum tissue and what can happen without proper care is crucial when evaluating your oral health. Gum disease is a common ailment found in an estimated 50 percent of Americans, many of whom don’t realize what they have. Gum disease, such as periodontitis, is an infection in the gum tissue surrounding the teeth, which damages the gums and, if severe enough, can harm the jawbone. Even with careful daily brushing, bacteria can collect below the gumline, causing inflammation, which can only be treated by experienced dentists. Until recently, the traditional treatment for gum disease involved invasive surgery. Dentists would either cut into the gum tissue or extract teeth to reach the infected area. However, new advances in laser dentistry have eliminated the need for surgery and have created a safer and more successful treatment. At Elite Smiles, we understand the significant impact of oral health and the aversion many people have to operations, which is why we are proud to offer advanced laser therapy with LANAP.

● Minimal Recovery Time The ease and efficiency of LANAP procedures allow patients to return to their daily routines immediately afterward.

Little to No Gum Recession LANAP laser therapy does not require cutting gum tissue, so there is less chance of your healthy gum tissue receding.

Less Inflammation and Bleeding The laser wavelength can precisely target the harmful bacteria without hurting your healthy gum tissue.

No Need for Extractions Your natural teeth can remain in your mouth so that you can keep your beautiful smile!

LANAP laser therapy is a leading-edge treatment option for people who are suffering from gum disease. The laser causes no harm to your healthy gum tissue — instead, it targets the root of the problem and cleans out bacteria in the deepest parts beneath your gum line. According to Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., “LANAP… is the only scientific, research-proven methodology that results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment.”

Safe for Patients With Health Concerns LANAP can be used safely on patients with health conditions such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or medications such as Plavix and aspirin. Talk to your dentist to discuss any health concerns. You can stay in control of your oral health. Having your gum tissue regularly examined will help prevent gum disease or catch it in its earliest stages. At Elite Smiles, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy gums and strive to provide the best we can for our patients.

Patients seeking treatment with LANAP can expect the following benefits:

–Steven Freeman

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