Published: 12/10/2018

Close up of woman receiving LANAP treatmentIf you have gum disease like millions of other Americans, you may not be aware that there are new treatments that can improve the way your smile looks and your overall health. When left untreated, gum disease can seriously affect your overall health, and Dr. Green wants to head that off before it is a problem. With the LANAP procedure, we can ensure you have healthy gums this holiday season, so you can enjoy the festivities without pain or discomfort.

What is LANAP®?

The miraculous thing about the LANAP procedure is that it can grow both bone and tissue that is lost because of gum disease. As the only protocol approved by the FDA for true regeneration, LANAP® is less painful than other treatments. There is also less risk of gum recession, decreased post-op sensitivity and no need for excessive downtime after treatment. There are zero contraindications and an extremely fast healing time.

With laser energy, Dr. Green clears away the bacteria that is causing the gum disease in your mouth. The laser is only as wide as three human hairs, but functions almost as a magic wand when it comes to leaving healthy tissues intact while targeting diseased areas.

The laser gum treatment can be completed in just two visits under two hours each. The periodontist will treat one side of the mouth in the first visit and the other side during the second visit. You may have some sensitivity or discomfort after treatment, but there are no sutures, no incisions and no excessive bleeding with this protocol.

Want to Learn More?

Almost half of Americans over the age of 30 have an advanced form of periodontal disease known as periodontitis. While this condition can’t be reversed, the effects of it can. To determine if the LANAP® treatment in Matthews, NC is right for you, we encourage you to call Matthews Periodontics today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kiya Green.

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