KONSTANTINE TRICHAS, DDS?
An Extraordinary Team of Highly Trained Dentists
- Invisalign Preferred Provider
- Expert in the Field of Cosmetic Dentistry (FAGD)
- Recognized as a Top Cosmetic Dentist in NewBeauty Magazine
- FELLOWSHIP Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- Awarded to Only 7% of Dentists Nationwide
- World Class Master Ceramist Creates Artistic Restoration for the Perfect Smile
- Talented Specialist on Staff Certified as Both a Periodontist & Prosthodontist
- Dental Anesthesiologist on Staff Providing IV Sedation for Relaxed Dental Experience
LANAP™ LASER THERAPY – FOR TREATMENT OF GUM DISEASE
• Less Painful • More Successful Treatment • Short Recovery Time • Regenerates Bone
LANAP™ for Gum Disease is a 2 in 1 procedure – Not only does LANAP™ get rid of deep pockets of bacteria more effectively than traditional treatment, but it does so quicker and with less pain AND begins the process of bone regeneration – so no bone grafting surgical procedure required.
How Does LANAP™ Treat Gum Disease?
During your treatment, the LANAP™ laser works on a specific wavelength – killing germs as the laser beam penetrates and sees only the bad germs and infected tissue. Kill rates of disease-producing germs have been reported as high as 99.9%. Thus the unhealthy diseased gum tissue is removed while leaving the healthy gum tissue intact. This means there is much less post-operative stress to the mouth.
While traditional periodontal therapy removes tissue height to reduce the pocket depths, LANAP™ is a regenerative procedure. In addition to killing the bacteria and infection, the LANAP™ also stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, collagen and bone. Your body’s healing process can then regenerate the previously lost structures–ligaments and bone–around the tooth.This means the patient does not lose tissue volume and the bone is regenerated.
How Does LANAP™ Differ From Traditional Gum Disease Treatments?
LANAP™ offers many benefits over traditional methods of gum disease treatment. One of the main benefits is that the procedure is now minimally invasive to the patient – meaning treatment is virtually pain-free with negligible post-operative discomfort.
- Less bleeding
- Less treatment time
- Fast healing and short recovery
- Minimal removal of healthy gum tissue
- Elimination of bacteria and reduced inflammation within the mouth
- Begins the process of bone regeneration
- Safe for patients with health conditions and those on certain medications
What are Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
Gum disease is manifested in two forms:
- Gingivitis The earliest stage of gum disease, causing an inflammation and some bleeding of the gums caused by plaque buildup at the gumline. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation but no bone loss.
- Periodontitis The second stage where the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place are damaged causing bone damage and loss.
The Progression of Gum Disease
Periodontitis is a common complaint affecting approximately 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 years. It occurs in people who have preexisting gingivitis which is itself caused by the accumulation of bacteria at the gum line (dental plaque). Your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gumline, which traps food and plaque. If left untreated, plaque calcifies to form dental calculus. Dental calculus must be removed completely by the dentist in order to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Proper dental treatment and improved home care can usually help prevent further damage. If left untreated, bone supporting your teeth can be destroyed, causing your teeth to shift or loosen.
Prevention of Gum Disease
Daily oral hygiene is vital in preventing the onset and growth of gum disease. Brushing and flossing keep teeth free from plaque-generating bacteria. In addition it is important to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and examinations.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office to examine the health of your mouth.