Periodontal or gum disease is an oral infection that can strike without symptoms and left untreated, ultimately results in tooth and bone loss. Infection can negatively impact patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer, according to new medical studies.
Do You Need Gum Disease Treatment in Durham, NC?
Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis, caused by plaque buildup. At this stage of the infection, your gums become red and swollen, and may bleed when you floss or brush. The second stage is periodontitis, which manifests in receding gum lines and bone loss. Gum disease treatment is required at this point to avoid further damage. If left untreated, the periodontal infection will progress to advanced periodontitis, which causes tooth shifting and loss, as well as damage to the bone and connective tissue.
What is Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Durham, NC?
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a minimally invasive laser gum surgery that successfully treats periodontal disease. LANAP® utilizes the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to eliminate the bacteria and diseased tissue associated with gum disease, leaving healthy gum tissue intact.
This gum disease treatment is accomplished using laser technology and therefore requires no scalpels or sutures. It is the only FDA cleared protocol for gum disease treatment and is both safe and effective. Patients who choose LANAP® over traditional surgical gum disease treatment experience less discomfort, less bleeding, and shorter healing times. This gum disease treatment provides many benefits to our patients.
Schedule Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Durham, NC
Dr. Jason Cataldo is trained and certified to offer this innovative laser gum disease treatment. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about this gum disease treatment or would like to have Dr. Cataldo assess your oral health to prevent the progression of periodontal disease, please contact our office.
Periodontist Dr. Jason Cataldo provides Periodontal services and dental implants to the following communities: Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.
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