Gum recession is a common indicator of periodontal disease. But did you know that gum recession is also a common result of having traditional gum disease treatment? Traditional scalpel surgery can affect healthy tissue, leaving some patients with unsightly gum recession and teeth that may be more sensitive and vulnerable to damage.
Dr. James Matia uses the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a gentle, modern laser gum surgery in the Wooster, OH region that not only stops gum recession related to periodontal disease but leaves your healthy gum tissue intact.
Until recently, traditional scalpel surgery was the only method available to treat advanced gum disease. Using a scalpel, the periodontist cuts the gum line to get inside the pockets and scrape bacteria away. Healthy tissue is often lost in the process, leaving the patient with some degree of gum recession. It is can also be painful and healing time can be significant. Patients often need some gum grafting as well, a procedure that reattaches remaining gum tissue to the roots of the teeth using stitches. Prescription pain medication and following a restrictive diet is also common.
Laser Gum Surgery is minimally invasive and more comfortable
LANAP® with Dr. Matia never involves using a scalpel. There is less bleeding, less inflammation, no stitches and less, if any, gum recession. Using the FDA cleared Periolase® MVP-7™, Dr. Matia is able to remove bacteria and diseased tissue from periodontal pockets without harming the healthy tissue. With precision accuracy, the laser light is designed to kill bacteria and nothing else so patients can expect far less bleeding, inflammation, and a faster recovery time. Research shows that laser gum surgery even protects existing teeth because it stimulates new bone growth in the jaw to provide added stability and support.
Laser gum surgery in the Wooster, OH region with Dr. Matia is a sensible way to treat gum disease. Call us today for your consultation.