It’s important to treat advanced-stage gum disease. Not only do you put your oral health at risk by ignoring it—gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss among adults—but you also open yourself up to other health risks. Many studies are now connecting the health of your mouth with the rest of your body. Some studies show that gum disease can contribute to serious medical conditions, including stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers.
When gum disease is in its advanced stage, patients used to have few options. Surgical procedures that cut into the gum tissue to remove the infection were the only options. Bu today’s patients have the benefit of technology in the form of lasers.
Advantages of LANAP Laser Surgery
One of the most crucial advantages of LANAP laser surgery for our Burnaby, BC dental patients is that recovery times are much easier than traditional cut-and-sew surgery. Not only is there very little downtime after the procedure, but there is also:
- Less bleeding
- Less gum loss
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less sensitivity
- Less swelling
Most patients also report faster and more comfortable healing times.
Contact our Burnaby Clinic
At Central Park Dental Clinic, we love to use modern technology to improve the patient experience, and with LANAP laser surgery, we can provide a better recovery for patients who have advanced-stage gum disease. Find out more by calling our Burnaby, BC dental clinic today.