Periodontal disease is commonly known as gum disease and found in more than 50% of Americans today. Since it is more and more common, technology continues to improve in the area of treating periodontal disease. In this article, we share some of the ways gum disease can be treated.
Periodontal Disease – How to Treat
If you have diagnosed with gum disease, there are 3 primary options for treating it. These treatment options are as follow
- Traditional scalpel and stitch “flap surgery”
- Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure with the Periolase laser commonly known as LANAP
- Extraction with tooth replacement via dentures or bridgework
Traditional scalpel surgery has been used to treat periodontal disease for decades and is pretty effective. The challenge is that this surgery is painful and people normally avoid it until absolutely necessary. Extraction with tooth replacement is sometimes necessary, yet most periodontal disease can be identified before getting to this point. Laser Assisted New Attached Procedure commonly referred to as LANAP has become the more common way of treating gum disease over the last 10 years.
While LANAP is not easy, it is more comfortable the regrowth process is often more successful. For more information on LANAP and how to treat periodontal disease in Dallas or the surrounding area, call The Richardson Dentist at 972-690-6653.
The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX provides dental surgery and cosmetic dentistry solutions for people of all ages. Whether you believe you may have periodontal disease, are considering Invisalign for teeth straightening or would like teeth whitening, The Richardson Dentist can help.