Spodak Dental Group now offers a patient-friendly outpatient treatment for gum disease, the LANAP® protocol. Gum disease is as an infection of the tissues that support the teeth, and impacts more than 50% of American adults. The LANAP® protocol is the only FDA-cleared laser treatment proven to regenerate bone loss to gum disease without cutting or stitching of the gums.
“We’re pleased to offer our patients technologically advanced treatment options that fit with today’s busy lifestyles. Through the LANAP® protocol, we can offer patients a comfortable laser-based surgical option for gum disease to help save teeth,” said Dr. Tiffany Dudley, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group and a recent recipient of the LANAP® Regenerative Specialist Certification. “The procedure is fast, often painless, and patients resume daily activities immediately.”
In the initial stages of the disease, gums can become red, swollen and bleed easily. However, some patients have no symptoms at all. If the condition worsens, gums and bone that support the teeth can become seriously damaged and the teeth can become loose, fall out or have to be removed. Gum disease has been linked to serious systemic diseases including stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.
Dr. Dudley strongly urges patients with gum disease to seek treatment as soon as they can. The earlier laser dentistry services are received, the more positive the outcome. Appointments can be scheduled by calling or texting Spodak Dental Group at (561) 303-2413.
The LANAP® protocol offers a proven, vastly less painful and less invasive treatment. It is also the only laser gum surgery backed with histological and clinical science. By reducing post-operative pain, the number of sessions required and the recovery time, the LANAP® treatment removes many of the reasons that so many patients hesitate to seek treatment for periodontal disease.