The use of lasers on dental treatments has improved both the patient experience and the accuracy of results. Widely used in treating the gums and soft tissues of the mouth, dental lasers can remove diseased or damaged tissue while stimulating the body’s natural healing response for a faster recovery. Boulder area dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes has extensive training in the use of dental lasers for periodontal treatments that can both restore gum health and provide improved aesthetics.
Dr. Hughes is one of few dentists nationwide who offer the unique and highly effective LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). Developed as an alternative to traditional gum surgery, LANAP is FDA cleared and can address many stages of gum disease and tissue damage in two treatments with results that will give you back a beautiful, healthy smile.
The goal of LANAP is to halt and reveres the progression of gum disease. Using an advanced laser system Dr. Hughes can remove damaged tissue, stimulate healthy tissue regrowth and decrease pockets around the teeth. Once the procedure is complete, your gums will be able to recover and support your overall dental health. LANAP can often save a severely damaged smile and avoid tooth loss.
Why Treat Gum Disease?
Healthy gums support healthy and stable teeth. Gum disease can threaten your dental health and your overall health and well-being if left untreated. Over time, what begins as a minor infection with minimal symptoms can lead to dramatic changes in your smile that can include tooth loss.
Gum disease has also been proven to be linked to an increased risk for an inflammatory related disease. Advanced gum disease compromises the ability of the gum tissue to function normally as a barrier between harmful bacteria in the mouth and your bloodstream. For patients with existing disease, especially cardiovascular disease and diabetes, gum disease can make symptoms worse and management more difficult. Keeping the gums healthy is important for your overall quality of life.
LANAP is a revolutionary treatment for advanced gum disease or periodontitis that can restore gum health without the need for sutures, surgery and a long recovery. If you have been previously diagnosed with advanced gum disease or told that you need osseous surgery to restore gum health, schedule a consultation with Dr.Hughes to explore your options and learn more about LANAP.
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Are you searching for a dentist that offers laser dentistry in Lafeyette, CO and Louisville, CO areas? Dr. Hughes has had extensive training using the LANAP® laser treatment to treat many stages of gum disease. If you suffer from gum disease and have been referred to an oral surgeon, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hughes to discuss how LANAP® laser therapy can restore your smile with less pain and downtime.