When considering laser gum surgery in Midvale, UT, it is important to understand some of the basic concepts behind the treatment. We encourage patients to research the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) and become familiar with the procedure before your visit. Here are some frequently asked questions about laser gum disease surgery that might help you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Thomas Dickson.

Q: What is the least painful method of gum disease surgery?

A: LANAP® is widely considered to be the most convenient method of gum disease surgery. Because it uses a laser to target and remove only the diseased tissue, there is less pain during the procedure and less post-operative soreness. In fact, it is very rare that a patient will require prescription pain medication afterward.

Q: Are there any other benefits of LANAP®?

A: Because laser gum disease surgery requires less tissue removal, patients will experience a shorter healing period and less recession of the gum line. In addition, LANAP® will actually promote bone and tissue regeneration to help preserve teeth and prevent tooth loss.

Q: How do I know that LANAP® is safe?

A: LANAP® is the only method of laser gum disease surgery that is cleared for use by the FDA. There is plenty of research available from around the world to prove its effectiveness. Dr. Dickson is one of a small, select group of dental professionals who is authorized to perform the procedure and will gladly discuss his credentials with you.

Q: Would I make a good candidate for LANAP®

A: LANAP® is an appropriate method of gum disease surgery for most patients with moderate to severe gum disease. To find out if laser gum surgery in Midvale, UT is right for you, contact Dr. Dickson to schedule a consultation today!

Dr. Thomas R. Dickson and Dr. Lester W. Cannon, general dentists in Midvale, Utah, treat patients from Midvale, UT; Millcreek, UT; and Sandy, UT as well as the surrounding areas. Dr. Dickson and Dr. Cannon provide advanced dental treatments including the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, All-on-4, root canals, sedation, and orthodontics. Call (801) 784-1999 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

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