Laser Gum Therapy in Lakewood, CO
PAIN-FREE LASER GUM SURGERY
Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating gum disease, and it all begins with bacteria growing around the teeth. This causes infection, triggering the body’s inflammatory response and soon leads to the destruction of the gum and bone around the teeth. If gum disease is left untreated, it can cause loose teeth, exposed roots, bad breath, bleeding, swelling, pain…and eventually the loss of your teeth. In fact, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
If you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, all is not lost! In fact, the professional dental services of Colorado Advanced Dentistry can help you turn back the clock on periodontal disease using laser gum treatment technology. Also known as laser periodontics, laser gum surgery stops the infection and eliminates the bacteria that causes gum disease. With years of experience in laser gum therapy and a full team of dental professionals on hand, you can count on Lakewood dentist Dr. Whatcott to provide you with the absolute best dental care for your periodontal disease.
POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
While most people associate gum disease with oral health, recent studies have proven that it can have a drastic effect on your overall health. The infected gums provide a path for bacteria to enter the bloodstream, carrying infection throughout the entire body. Gum disease increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, and it is considered to have the same degree of impact on your heart as high cholesterol, obesity, and smoking.
Gum Disease has Been Proven to Be Directly Associated With Some of the Following Health Issues:
- Lung disease
- Weakened immune system
- Gastric ulcers
- Premature child birth
When your gums are infected, your entire body is weakened, making you vulnerable to other diseases.
ADVANCED LASER PERIODONTICS
In the past, treatment options for gum disease were not appealing, mainly consisting of root planning and scaling the teeth, surgical dental procedures, and even gum grafting. Due to the invasive nature of some dental surgeries, it could take several weeks for the pain, bleeding, and swelling to fully subside. Thankfully, there has been a surge of advancements in dental technology and tools. At Colorado Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Whatcott uses the latest advances in laser technology to treat your gum disease: the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Since completing his studies and coursework through the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, he has offered this safe, innovative treatment to his patients.
Unlike older methods, laser gum surgery doesn’t cause swelling or excessive pain. You will not suffer from sensitivity or receding gums, and your recovery is much faster and more comfortable. A dental surgeon like Dr. Whatcott uses lasers to concentrate on the diseased tissue while preserving the healthier tissue to aid in the healing process. The FDA-approved LANAP method has been shown to actually stimulate the regrowth and reattachment of tissue to the teeth. This has never been achievable before, demonstrating the incredible benefits of laser technology. If you are ready to fight your gum disease, schedule a complimentary consultation with our Lakewood dental office today.