LANAP® Therapy
Hi, I'm Dr. Tracey.

I believe you deserve a
healthy, confident smile.

Too Good To Be True?

Your smile deserves a second chance, and we will help make that process comfortable.

Periodontal (gum) disease is a common disease. In the past, the only way to get rid of moderate to advanced gum disease was to have invasive surgery.

Finally, There Is Another Way.

Dr. Tracey Hughes is one of the few dentists in Colorado who uses LANAP to eliminate the bacterial infections in the gums. Why does that matter?

  • No more cutting or stitches
  • Less discomfort during and after the procedure
  • Quicker recovery time than traditional osseous surgery
  • Safer treatment for patients with diabetes or hemophilia

We Have Stayed Ahead of the Curve.

Laser energy painlessly removes bacterial buildup and diseased tissue; then, the laser seals the gums for a speedy healing process. No stitches needed! That is why we are proud to treat you with LANAP laser therapy.

  • No pain
  • No long recovery time
  • No stitches

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of your mouth. It begins as a bacterial infection in the gums, and if not diagnosed and treated early, it will gradually progress until it destroys your gums and supporting bone tissue.

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Red and swollen gums, blood in the sink after brushing, bad breath, and sometimes, an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Sometimes, you may have no symptoms at all! Gum disease is often a silent and painless condition and can go undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction occurs.

How Does Gum Disease Affect Me?

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications
  • And much more

What Is the Traditional Treatment for Periodontitis?

Traditionally, patients diagnosed with moderate to severe gum disease had to undergo scalpel and suture periodontal surgery, also known as osseous surgery. During the surgery, gums are cut in order to scrape tartar off the roots and drills are used to reshape the bone. The gums are repositioned to the tooth with stitches, sometimes along with placement of bone grafts to fill in the defects. Following surgery, gums and exposed roots can be sensitive, painful and subject to cavities.

To find out more about LANAP therapy in Louisville, Colorado, and schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact Boulder Valley Dental Center today at 720-637-3137 and speak with a member of our team.