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Laser Gum Therapy with LANAP

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More than half the adult population will develop gum disease at some point in their lives. More than an oral health concern, gum disease has been linked to medical conditions as serious as cardiovascular disease. Boulder Valley Dental Health Center offers state-of-the-art laser LANAP treatment for gum disease. Louisville dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes encourages patients with any stage of gum disease to visit the dentist as soon as possible.

Gum Disease Explained

To understand why it is so important to treat gum disease it is important to understand what gum disease is. Gum disease starts as plaque and grows into a full infection of the gums. Plaque hardens forming tartar. Tartar houses bacteria that moves into the gums and spreads. Early states of gum disease are referred to as gingivitis. If untreated, gingivitis develops in periodontitis. At this point pockets can form around the base of teeth and may begin to weaken the gum structure. Once weakened, gums can not properly hold teeth in place and the risk of tooth loss increases. Periodontitis can be cause discomfort, bleeding and swelling of the gums. Untreated gum disease increases patients risk for developing Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and heart attacks.

LANAP Treatment

Once the only treatment for gum disease was gum surgery. Gum surgery was painful, required significant patient downtime and many patients feared the process. Dr. Hughes is proud to offer LANAP. The most modern in gum disease treatment, LANAP is a laser that can remove the gum infection. Dr. Hughes is highly trained in the LANAP treatment procedure. She offers her patients the experience and precision needed for optimal oral health.

LANAP is a very small laser fiber that gets inserted in between the gum and the tooth. Only about three hairs thick the laser fiber eliminates the bacteria that is in the gums. LANAP can stop the gum disease causing bacteria.

Benefits of LANAP

  • No Cutting
  • No Stitches
  • Less discomfort during procedure
  • Less discomfort post procedure
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Long-lasting results

LANAP can be performed by Dr. Hughes in the comfort of our Louisville, CO dentist office. In just 2- 2 hour visits, your gum disease can be under control and the healing process can begin. Dr. Hughes will work with you to choose the best treatment plan for your gum disease. Contact Boulder Valley Dental Health Center to schedule your appointment today.

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A Success Story

Natalie B. "Boulder valley dental center is amazing! The staff is very friendly and the facilities are state of the art. My last visit is easily the most comfortable visit I've ever had with a dentist. I can't recommend them enough."
Michael C. "I need to have a lot of dental work done and the ladies at Boulder Valley Dental all work extra hard to make sure their patients are comfortable. They are amazing and I am so happy to have a trustworthy dentist who actually cares. I highly recommend Dr. Hughes and the whole staff at Boulder Valley Dental."
Tyler K. "The most friendly, careful, and thoughtful experience I've ever had at a dentist."
Eric T. "Extremely nice and helpful staff. They do an amazing job of working through your care plan and provide very comprehensive service. They're not afraid to take extra time with their patients to ensure that they are comfortable with their care and treatment and that they understand the decisions being put in front of them. Would recommend them to anyone in need of dental care."
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Dr. Tracey Hughes is a highly sought-after and leading Louisville dentist. At the Boulder Valley Dental Center, Dr. Hughes welcomes her patients as ‘guests.’ She is constantly committed to advancing her skills and knowledge through continuing education initiatives. Having received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Buena Vista University in Iowa, she proceeded to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998 from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. Over the years Dr. Hughes has committed several hours of learning to refine her knowledge and to ensure that she provides her patients with modern dental services. She is only one of less than 1,000 dentists who have earned a Fellowship in Advanced Physiologic Based Dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies (LVI Global). Whether it is general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry or even sleep apnea, reach out to Dr. Hughes today!