Dr. J. Brent Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL offers his patients the most cutting edge technology in gum disease treatment. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP®, is breakthrough technology changing the way dental professionals treat moderate to advanced gum disease. We have outlined below the most frequently asked questions about LANAP®.
Q: What is the difference between gum disease and periodontal disease?
A: Gum disease is an infection in your gums starting with plaque buildup that hardens to form tartar. When these substances collect on your teeth, it enables bacteria to accumulate and produce toxins that can lead to the breakdown of soft tissue and bone. Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease and is characterized by loss of bone and supporting structures.
Q: How can you treat gum disease or periodontal disease in the least painful way?
A: LANAP® is a minimally painful procedure used by dental professionals to treat moderate to advanced gum disease. It is also the least time consuming and is an effective treatment.
Q: What benefits does laser gum surgery offer?
A: LANAP® eliminates bacteria and diseased tissue, improves gum health, and engages the regeneration of bone. The laser treatment uses the least invasive technique, meaning faster healing of your gums and often minimal to no gum recession resulting from treatment.
Q: Is the laser treatment safe?
A: Laser gum surgery is offered by Dr. Bartruff who is specifically trained to administer the procedure. The FDA has cleared the use of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ based on its safety and effectiveness in reengineering your gums.
Q: How do I know if the laser treatment is the right procedure for me?
A: If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure and whether or not it is the correct treatment for your situation, contact Dr. Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL to discuss all of the options available to you. Dr. Bartruff is a professional who will recommend the most ideal treatment to you based upon his evaluation of your situation.