Gum Disease Treatment in Quincy, MA
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Information for Patients
Gum disease treatment with laser is quite different than traditional surgery. To fully understand the disparities between traditional surgery and the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) offered by Dr. Thomas Mone, there must be a comparison of what happens during the procedure and after the procedure.
Traditional Surgery vs. LANAP® Gum Surgery Alternative
In traditional surgery, your doctor uses a scalpel to cut into your healthy tissue to allow access and visibility to the surgical site. When the surgery is complete, that healthy tissue is then stitched up, leaving a wound that must heal over time. With LANAP®, the gum surgery alternative, no scalpels or sutures are used to treat gum disease. Any cutting involved is performed by the laser and is confined to diseased tissue. The tiny laser slips in between your teeth and gums, negating the need to cut into your healthy tissue.
This no cut/no sew gum surgery alternative causes little to no gum recession unlike traditional surgery. Traditional surgery for gum disease treatment has been known to cause up to 15 mm of recession due to the use of scalpels. With LANAP® gum surgery alternative, the laser selectively targets diseased tissue, and healthy tissue remains intact.
With traditional surgery, the body must take time to heal wherever stitches were sewn. With LANAP® gum surgery alternative, there are no sutured wounds to heal. In addition, the laser eliminates bacteria that cause inflammation of your gums from your gum pockets. This results in reduced swelling of the gums after just one visit for this gum disease treatment.
LANAP® gum surgery alternative has the ability to regenerate bone, effectively reversing the effects of gum disease. This gum surgery alternative allows us to save your teeth using laser technology, which would have needed extraction when using other gum disease treatments.
LANAP® Gum Surgery Alternative Treats Gum Disease
While both laser gum surgery and traditional surgery are both very successful gum disease treatments., the gum surgery alternative renders far more benefits for patients of Dr. Mone and is our recommended gum disease treatment.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!