Tender, inflamed gums. Bleeding after brushing or flossing. Persistent bad breath. Individually or together, these sometimes-overlooked symptoms may indicate gingivitis, or gum disease. Gum disease increases your chances of developing periodontitis, a more advanced stage of gum disease characterized by receding gums and loose or lost teeth. And those are just a few of the possible oral health complications.
Leaving gum disease untreated can have serious long-term consequences. The bacteria that’s responsible for causing gum disease can increase your likelihood of developing tooth loss, bone loss, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Boasting an exceptionally high success rate, LANAP® laser gum disease treatment can not only help you avoid these dangers, it provides a less-invasive alternative to more conventional, outdated gum treatment methods.
Dr. Trichas defines gum disease and discusses how it’s treated at Downtown Dental Arts
Gum disease isn’t curable, but it is treatable. At Downtown Dental Arts of Montclair, we’ve invested in the latest, most-effective and most minimally invasive laser gum disease treatment technology to restore your gum health and your peace of mind. LANAP is an FDA-cleared laser procedure that, in the skilled hands of Drs. Konstantine Trichas, Dr. Sophia Chadda and our highly experienced team, has enabled countless patients in the Montclair, NJ area to regain healthy gums and lead happier, healthier lives. LANAP minimizes pain and eliminates the need for a scalpel and sutures during gum disease treatment offering a comfortable alternative to osseous surgery.
LANAP Protocol – laser gum disease treatment
What’s the secret to performing surgery without scalpels and sutures? LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a laser gum disease treatment that allows us to safely remove harmful bacteria and diseased gum tissue using light. This tremendous leap forward in dental technology incorporates the Waterlase PerioLase® laser system, which in a single tool can take the place of multiple traditional methods for deep cleaning, bone surgery, and even inspires healthy bone growth. The upshot is that you experience less pain, bleeding, swelling and sensitivity from a procedure that we can complete quicker than ever before—right here in our Montclair, NJ office!
Dr. Trichas and his staff provided a comfortable and safe space for all of my dental needs. – LANAP Treatment