Q: Are periodontal disease and gum disease the same problem?
A: Periodontal disease is the term we use to describe the advanced form of gum disease. This infection of the gums is caused by certain types of oral bacteria that live under the gum line. These bacteria produce toxins which destroy the bone and tissues that support the teeth. There is no cure for periodontal disease, but it can be treated.
Q: What is the least painful way to treat gum disease?
A: Laser treatment is a minimally painful way to treat gum disease and is also the least time consuming type of procedure. The LANAP® protocol is suitable for nearly all patients.
Q: What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?
A: Laser treatment for periodontal disease can promote a fast healing time and is minimally invasive when compared with traditional gum disease treatments. LANAP® treatment is effective enough to save healthy teeth and can also promote bone regeneration.
Q: How do I know if laser treatment is safe?
A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is an FDA cleared laser, and is backed by several scientific studies and extensive research. We are trained to provide laser treatment for periodontal disease.
Q: Is laser treatment the right choice for me?
A: If you are concerned about the effects of periodontal disease, laser surgery may be right for you. Come in to our office for a personalized consultation and we can determine what the best course of action will be to restore your mouth in Oakley, CA. Schedule your consultation with our LANAP Certified dentist Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary today.