Don't Fear Gum Surgery Any More! LANAP is the Laser Alternative to Gum Surgery!

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Why Should You Choose LANAP?
  • 24 Hour Recovery Time with Minimal Discomfort
  • 98% of Laser Treated Patients Remain Stable After Five Years
  • Greater Predictability for Reattachment of Gum Tissue and Bone Regeneration
  • Less Time in the Dental Chair
  • Reduced Risk of Infection
  • Decreased Sensitivity and Less Bleeding
  • Little to No Gum Recession
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Comparing Laser Gum Surgery to Osseous Surgery in Loma Linda, CA

Laser Gum Surgery vs. Osseous Surgery

If you have gum disease in Loma Linda, CA, the only way to treat it is with a professional dental care provider. There are two surgical methods of removing diseased tissue and oral bacteria that cause gum disease: with a scalpel (osseous surgery) or with laser therapy. For patients with moderate to severe gum disease, Dr. Roger Sohn chooses the LANAP® laser protocol because it removes bacteria and diseased tissue more efficiently, with greater accuracy and minimal pain or damage to the gum line compared with osseous surgery.

Key Differences between Laser Gum Surgery and Osseous Surgery

Conventional osseous surgery typically requires use of a scalpel to cut the gum line, roll it back, and scrape away diseased areas and tartar from the periodontal pockets. This method reduces the pocket depths but in doing so, healthy gum tissue is also lost, leaving the patient with significant gum recession and tooth sensitivity after surgery. The procedure may be painful and causes a good deal of bleeding and inflammation. Bone grafts and/or introducing membrane material to facilitate reattachment of the connective tissue to the surface areas of the teeth are also common. Recovery can be slow and patients often need to take prescription painkillers and follow a restrictive diet while their gums heal.

With LANAP® treatment, these problems do not exist. Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive alternative that uses therapeutic light energy to identify and completely remove bacteria and diseased tissue without harming any of the healthy tissue inside your mouth. This means minimal pain and inflammation and little or no gum recession. LANAP® treatment is FDA cleared, extremely safe, and provides lasting, successful results that cannot be matched by any other gum surgery currently available. Medical studies even show that laser will generate new bone growth around existing teeth, giving patients a greater chance to keep their natural teeth. Recovering from laser surgery typically takes 24 hours or less. Laser also shows predictable, long term success rates, as most patients experience stability and improved gum health long after treatment.

If you have moderate to severe gum disease, there is osseous surgery in Loma Linda, CA and there is LANAP® laser treatment with Dr. Sohn. What will you choose? Call us today for your laser gum surgery consultation.

Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us a message via the Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.

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