This gum disease treatment has been beneficial for many patients who have expressed concerns about traditional dental surgery, especially those patients who are anxious about dental care, have a serious illness, or are taking medication.
When you have decided that the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is the right gum disease treatment for you, Charlotte, NC periodontist Dr. Shannon Parsons will schedule you for two treatment sessions of two hours each.
Laser Gum Disease Treatment Procedure by a Charlotte, NC Periodontist
Before beginning the procedure, Charlotte, NC periodontist, Dr. Parsons will use a dental probe to measure your gum pockets to assess their depth as well as the extent of the attachment loss. Dr. Parsons will then utilize the laser to eliminate the bacteria in your periodontal pockets. No scalpels and therefore, no sutures are necessary. The laser used in this gum disease treatment will seek out only the harmful bacteria and diseased tissue in your mouth.
Ultrasonic scalers are then used by Charlotte, NC periodontist, Dr. Parsons to remove calculus from below the gum line, a portion of the gum disease treatment that cannot be performed using the laser. The laser is then used to incite the root, bone, and tissue, which prompts the blood to form a seal around the healing environment.
Charlotte, NC periodontist, Dr. Parsons, will then press the gum tissue to its proper place against the tooth roots and adjust your bite, if necessary. He will also examine your teeth to assess any impact the gum disease treatment may have had.
Life after Laser Gum Disease Treatment by a Charlotte, NC Periodontist
Most patients undergoing laser gum disease treatment are able to manage any discomfort with an over-the-counter pain reliever and return to work the following day. Our Charlotte, NC periodontist will fully inform you of any post-procedure diet restrictions or special care instructions for your unique situation.
Dr. Shannon Parsons, located in Charlotte, NC is a periodontist who serves patients in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Stanley & Anson counties of NC; and York & Lancaster counties in SC. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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