- In traditional gum disease treatment, the doctor will cut into your healthy gums to gain access and visibility to the bacteria and tissue below the gum line. With the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), our Charlotte, NC periodontist Dr. Parsons does not have to cut or suture any part of your gum tissue; the laser performs the work instead. This is especially beneficial for patients who are squeamish about surgical procedures.
- As there is no cutting of the gum line when Dr. Parsons performs LANAP®, the chances of gum recession resulting from laser gum disease treatment are far less than that of traditional surgery. As previously mentioned, traditional surgery requires that healthy gum tissue be cut and then sutured when the procedure is completed. This in itself can spur gum recession.
- Patients who undergo LANAP® gum disease treatment experience less pain and less downtime than those who opt for traditional surgery. It is rare that Charlotte, NC periodontist Dr. Parsons prescribes pain medication, and most patients are able to return to work the following day.
- During the laser gum disease treatment, when the laser is used by Charlotte, NC periodontist Dr. Parsons to stimulate the bone, it sparks a regeneration process that is able to reverse the effects of periodontal disease. No other treatment, including traditional surgery, can make and prove that claim.
LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment by a Charlotte, NC Periodontist
Charlotte, NC periodontist Dr. Parsons offers LANAP® in his practice because it offers patients a successful alternative to traditional surgery without compromising the high quality of care. In fact, this gum disease treatment provides far-reaching benefits that allow patients to save teeth that may have otherwise been extracted. If you have been told that you need gum disease treatment, contact our office to visit Charlotte, NC periodontist, Dr. Parsons.
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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