Gum disease is a serious condition that affects many people. Often it presents without symptoms, and many times, people don’t realize they have gum disease. By the time symptoms start to appear, the disease might be too far gone for a deep cleaning. Because gum disease has been connected to serious conditions, including heart disease, respiratory diseases, certain cancers, and diabetes, it’s important to get treatment. Gum disease is also one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults.
LANAP Treatment in Burnaby
In the past, the only option to treat serious gum disease was through surgery. But now we are happy to offer LANAP treatment in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic. Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure uses lasers rather than a scalpel to treat advanced gum disease.
We usually perform the procedure here in our dental clinic using a local anesthesia. Dr. Roger Chan, who has received additional training to perform the LANAP procedure, will insert the lasers between the tooth and gum, clearing away infection without having to cut into the gums. He will clean the tooth roots with the laser, and once those are free of tartar and plaque, will use the laser to create a blood clot to seal the pockets around the gum.
Contact Central Park Dental Clinic
If you are suffering from advanced-stage gum disease and want to learn more about LANAP treatment to help restore your oral health, we welcome you to our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.