Laser vs Osseous Surgery in Sandy, UT
Patients suffering from symptoms such as bleeding or sore gums may need gum disease treatment. Midvale, UT patients can see Dr. Thomas Dickson about receiving the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This is a brand new gum surgery alternative can actually reverse harmful effects of gum disease. When compared with traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments, such as LANAP®, have the advantages in several areas. These include:
With traditional gum surgery, it is necessary to cut and peel back the healthy tissue in order to gain access to the bacteria and infected areas. This means that patients will usually experience a fair amount of pain and post-operative soreness as a result of traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments use lasers to vaporize and remove only the diseased tissue, making the procedure less painful.
During LANAP®, Dr. Dickson can use the PerioLase®MVP-7™ to create blood clots and stop bleeding in areas that have been operated on.
Less Gum Recession
Because it is necessary to remove large amounts of tissue, there is no way to prevent a noticeable recession of the gum line with traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments do not require large amounts of tissue removal and, therefore, result in little to no recession of the gum line.
Regeneration of Bone and Tissue
With the PerioLase®MVP-7™, Dr. Dickson can actually stimulate bone and tissue around the tooth to promote regrowth and reverse the effects of gum disease. Because of this, a traditional gum surgery alternative like LANAP® can often preserve teeth that usually need extraction.
LANAP® has revolutionized the way dental professionals like Dr. Dickson are able to treat gum disease. If you are experiencing symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, please contact Dr. Dickson for more information about gum disease treatment in Midvale, UT.
Dr. Thomas R. Dickson and Dr. Lyndi Jones, 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. Jones 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.