Q: What is the difference between gum disease and periodontal disease?
A: If you have gingivitis that progresses to a more advanced form of gum disease in Chantilly, VA, you need treatment with Dr. J. Alexander Withers as soon as possible. Periodontal disease is the term used to describe advanced forms of gum disease. It is an active infection in the mouth characterized by the loss of supporting structures such as bone tissue and may require laser treatment.
Q: What is the least painful way to treat gum disease?
A: Laser treatment is considered to be the gold standard for treating moderate to severe gum disease. It is the fastest way to treat gum disease in most patients and is minimally invasive. This means that you can enjoy a fast healing time and only minimal discomfort during your procedure.
Q: What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?
A: Laser treatment of the gums promotes a quick recovery and is considered to be a minimally invasive technique. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) will not cause the gums to recede and is also effective for promoting bone regeneration around the affected teeth.
Q: How do I know whether laser gum surgery is safe?
A: LANAP® is an FDA cleared treatment for gum disease and is backed by extensive research studies. If you have gingivitis that is left untreated, you may need to undergo this laser procedure to restore your oral health if the condition progresses to periodontitis.
Q: How do I know if laser treatment is right for me?
A: If you have symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease, set up a consultation with Dr. Withers as soon as possible. You will be able to learn about all of the treatment options available for each stage of gum disease so that you can make the most informed decision about treatment.
Gum disease is progressive and may require more advanced treatment if not addressed early on. For more information about laser dentistry in Chantilly, VA, or to seek early treatment for gingivitis and other oral health issues, set up your appointment with Dr. Withers today!