Dr. Todd Miller, DDS
Dr. Steven Bounds, DDS, MS
Dr. Matt Sommerville, DDS, MS
• No scalpel incisions or sutures are used.
• Bacteria and diseased tissue are removed with significantly less bleeding and inflammation, which means minimal pain.
• Laser causes no harm to healthy gum tissue.
• Laser gums disease treatment encourages bone development in the jaw to strengthen and protect your natural teeth.
Advanced gum disease treatment with Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds is different. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is the newest alternative to traditional gum treatment, which can be quite painful and damaging to the gum line. LANAP® is FDA cleared and now considered by leading periodontists as a much more efficient and precise way to target disease without causing harm to healthy gum areas.
To perform LANAP®, Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds use the Periolase® MVP-7™, which can reach bacteria and remove it quickly with up to 90 percent less inflammation. This changes the treatment experience dramatically, giving patients a gum disease procedure they can tolerate.
Treatment outcomes are also much more predictable this way. With traditional treatment, incisions were necessary to gain access to the bacteria inside periodontal pockets. This creates inevitable inflammation, damage to the healthy tissue and discomfort. Gum recession is often an unavoidable consequence.
Laser is different because it only seeks bacteria, ignoring healthy gum tissue and preserving the natural gum line. Sutures are never required to encourage reattachment of the soft tissues to the tooth surface, either. A compression technique is used instead, which allows the gums to reattach and heal on their own. This cuts down on recovery time significantly. In many cases, patients who have laser gum disease treatment are able to participate in normal activities without having to rely on prescribed pain medication.
LANAP® for gum disease also encourages bone development around existing teeth, decreasing the risk for tooth loss, which is a remarkable development in gum disease treatment.
Nothing compares to laser gum surgery in Irvine, CA with Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds. For innovative, gentle, progressive gum disease treatment, please call or contact our office today.