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What if I Do Not Choose LANAP®?

What if I Do Not Choose LANAP®Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that requires treatment to prevent the bone and tooth loss that characterize this oral infection. In cases where a deep dental cleaning in San Diego, CA will not effectively treat your condition, laser gum surgery may be recommended. If you do not choose laser gum surgery, you can expect any of the following treatments to be needed:

  • Tooth Extractions Because of Gum Disease
  • Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
  • Two to Four Week Recovery Time with Traditional Surgery
  • Scaling and Root Planing to Maintain Pocket Depths
  • Dentures or Bridges to Mask Missing Teeth

LANAP FAQs in San Diego, CA

Dr. Evelyn T. Huamán and Dr. Jun Flores treat moderate to advanced stages of periodontal disease with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that requires treatment to prevent the bone and tooth loss that characterize this oral infection. In cases where a deep dental cleaning in San Diego, CA will not effectively treat your condition, laser gum surgery may be recommended.

Q: Are periodontal disease and gum disease the same problem?

A: Periodontal disease is considered to be an advanced form of gum disease and starts out as plaque and bacteria that harden on the tooth structure to create tartar. This acts as a breeding ground for bacteria and can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss, if left untreated.

Q: What is the least painful treatment option for gum disease?

A: Laser treatment is a minimally painful way to treat gum disease and also boasts a short treatment time as well as recovery time. LANAP® is also less traumatic than traditional gum surgery and minimally invasive compared with standard procedures.

Q: What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?

A: Laser gum surgery promotes a fast healing time because it is a minimally invasive procedure. LANAP® does not cause gum recession and may even help to save healthy teeth by supporting the bone regeneration process.

Q: How do I know whether laser treatment is safe?

A: The laser procedure is an FDA cleared treatment option for gum disease and is backed by extensive research and scientific studies. Drs. Huamán and Flores are trained and certified to provide laser gum surgery in their practice.

Q: How do I know whether laser treatment is right for me?

A: If you are concerned about the health of your gums, get in touch with Dr. Huamán and Dr. Flores for a personalized consultation. Dr. Huamán and Dr. Flores can discuss all of your options and help you make the best possible decision for improving the health of your mouth.

If you have had a deep dental cleaning in San Diego, CA and still have active gum disease, LANAP® may be your best treatment option. For more information about gum disease treatment options, set up your consultation with Drs. Huamán and Flores for laser gum surgery today!