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Video of Dentist explains his experience with LANAP and Traditional Gum Surgery.
The term laser gum surgery might sound a little bit misleading. While technically it is surgery because it is a procedure that goes on in your mouth, it isn’t like traditional surgery where there is a scalpel involved. Many more dentists are opting to use lasers to perform wok in the mouth because it is less painful, there is less recovery time and it is just as easy to do and has great results as well. What is the procedure exactly and is it one you could benefit from? Laser gum surgery is where the dentist performs work on your gums to combat gum disease. Tartar builds up on the teeth and can get under the gum line. Tartar build up can cause cavities, inflammation, bleeding gums and pain and discomfort when eating. If the tartar sits there long enough, it will build up against the gums and they will become infected. This infection is known as periodontal disease, or gum disease. Laser gum surgery is when the dentist takes a laser and puts it in the gum to break up and remove the tartar buildup. The laser is very small, placed on the end of a pick that can
Case: LANAP 6 month braces Patient has had his gums cut 4 times before searching online for an alternative to his cyclosporin induced gingival hyperplasia. He is now out almost 3 years and has not needed another trim.https://picasaweb.google.com/103703771319230633247/GingivalContouringLANAPThen6MonthBraces?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Are you so self conscious about the appearance of your teeth that you very rarely smile? Have you ever been told that you have a “gummy smile” or as you’ve gotten older has your gum line receded creating the appearance of abnormally long teeth? Do you suffer from serious periodontitis and have been told you need surgery? If the answer for you is yes to any of the questions above, laser gum treatment may be the right solution for you. Lasers are put to good use in the cosmetic procedures patients opt for to correct the abnormal appearances of their smiles. For those with gingival hyperplasia or “gummy smiles” treatment is needed to remove the overgrowth of gum tissue that makes the teeth appear smaller than normal. Light energy is used in place of a scalpel to correct the gum line. Lasers may also be used in the correction of the appearance of long teeth due to deformities or a receding of the gum line from the aging process. There are many different steps that may be taken in the treatment of periodontal disease depending on the stage and severity of damage done by the disease. Proper brushing and
CDC report: A new study published by the Journal of Dental Research discloses the prevalence, severity, and extent of Periodontitis among U.S. adults (age 30 years and over), with results that are much higher than ever expected. The study used data from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) cycle, and incorporated the first national probability sample with a full-mouth periodontal examination protocol (versus all previous partial-mouth examinations). Of the total people sampled in this study, here were the results: 47.2% (or 64.7 million total adults) had some degree of periodontitis 8.7% had mild periodontitis 30% had moderate periodontitis 8.5% had severe periodontitis 64% of adults (65 years and older) had either moderate or severe periodontitis Rates of periodontitis were highest among: Males (specifically Mexican-American) with less than a high school education Adults below 100% Federal Poverty Levels Current smokers http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/08/29/0022034512457373.abstract