Find out more about treating your gum disease with minimally invasive laser gum surgery in Old Saybrook, CT.

The Dangerous Progression of Periodontal Disease

Plaque and tartar contain harmful bacteria. If not removed, this bacterial infection leads to red and puffy gums. This condition is called gingivitis and it is the first stage of gum disease. If left untreated, the infection often spreads to the supporting bone, causing deep pockets of infection known as periodontitis to form around your teeth. Periodontal disease can cause:

• Inflammation
• Bleeding
• Bad breath
• Gum recession
• Loose teeth
• Abscesses
• Bone loss
• Tooth loss
• Systemic illness

The Good News for Today’s Patients

Traditionally, periodontal infection may be treated with an invasive surgery involving scalpels and sutures. However, laser dentistry gives us a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery with the LANAP® laser protocol for treating periodontal disease.

Benefits of the LANAP® Protocol

  • Heal faster
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Less downtime
  • Little to no recession
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Regenerate lost bone
  • Save your teeth!
  • Very safe – no contraindications

Our experienced team of periodontal specialists are pleased to provide laser dentistry to our patients for minimally invasive gum treatment. To learn more about gum surgery in Old Saybrook, CT and reserve your appointment, call our office today!