At least 60% of all adult tooth extractions in our practice are due to periodontal diseases and many more people have the disease and don’t even know it.
As far as how many people get LANAP® as opposed to traditional surgery and deep cleanings?
Our experience has been that once a patient has had the opportunity to become well informed on the differences between LANAP® and traditional surgery, LANAP® is the much preferred treatment option.
•98% of laser treated patients remain stable after 5 years
•Less time in the dental chair (one to two laser visits)
•Less risk of infection, less sensitivity, less bleeding
•Gum recession much less of a problem than scalpel surgery
•One day recovery time with minimal discomfort
•Scaling and root planning (“deep cleaning”) can be used to maintain pocket depth but have very little to no effect on making the pocket smaller or regenerating bone loss
•Tooth extraction and Dental implants
•Flap surgery with or without bone grafting can have a 2 to 4 week recovery with considerable pain and swelling
•With all alternatives, increased bleeding, swelling and discomfort