Here at The Perioclinic, we are proud to treat periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease can become very serious and can affect your health and your life. Even though the health of the periodontium (tissues surrounding teeth) is really important, most people don’t pay much attention to it and in most cases periodontitis is asymptomatic.
Lucky for you, we are here to help you so you can have a beautiful smile of which you are proud. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, at The Perioclinic we offer laser therapy.
Utilizing the body’s own natural ability to “heal itself”, Dr. A. Margarita Sáenz utilize the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™ or LAR for Laser Assisted Regeneration). Performed without a scalpel and sutures, LANAP™/LAR creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease.
The laser therapy works by targeting only diseased gum, which is discerned by the color. Diseased gums are darker than healthy gums. The laser is then used to stimulate the healthy tissue, encouraging it to reattach to the bone. Because of the regrowth of this connective tissue, there is also a much lower chance of gum disease returning than with traditional surgery.
Due to the ability of the laser to target and remove only diseased tissue, Dr. Sáenz is able to help restore you to health with minimal to no post-operative pain and fewer side effects and risks than traditional surgery.
A detailed homecare program, routine visits to your dentist, along with professional cleanings, are necessary to keep your mouth healthy. We will monitor your mouth and gums for any sign of the disease to make sure that if it comes back, we catch it early so it is easier to treat.
Contact us today at (504) 831-0800 if you want to learn more about periodontal disease treatment and how we can improve your dental health.