If Dr. Withers determines that you have periodontal disease and need surgery, it is helpful to know the difference between traditional gum surgery and laser surgery in Fairfax, VA. Traditional surgery typically involves using a scalpel to pull back the gum tissue and clean out the periodontal pockets. In some cases, bone grafting may be necessary. Still, most patients find that laser gum surgery, or LANAP®, is a much more comfortable and minimally invasive option for the treatment of periodontal disease. LANAP® does not require any cutting of the tissue which means that there is little to no gum recession resulting from treatment. The laser can detect the difference between healthy and diseased tissue, making it an extremely safe alternative to traditional surgery for treating periodontal disease!
Laser dentistry has significantly enhanced the way in which we treat periodontal disease. For more information about options with laser for dental in Fairfax, VA or to determine whether you need treatment for periodontal disease, set up your consultation with Dr. Withers today! Dr. Withers is a Periodontist in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Withers and his team are here to serve you and meet your dental needs as comfortably as possible. It is our goal to make your experience in our Fairfax VA Dental office a pleasant visit and restore your dental health quickly and professionally.