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San Bruno Dentist Explains Non-Invasive Laser Treatment

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I see several patients suffering from swollen or tender gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, and bad breath at the San Bruno Periodontal.  Most of these patients don’t realize that they are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease (gum disease).  Some patients are well aware that they have symptoms of gum disease but are afraid to seek treatment because of past negative experiences of invasive treatment.  

If you are showing signs of periodontal disease, you’ll pleased to learn that advances in modern dentistry such as LANAP have made invasive cutting of the gums and the pain that follows a distant memory.  

What is LANAP?
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.  LANAP is a patented technology that allows patients to undergo a comfortable alternative to gum surgery.   Patients are pleased to learn that LANAP is a treatment that involves less pain and discomfort.  Also LANAP allows for a shorter treatment time and much shorter recovery time.

Where can I obtain LANAP treatment?
I am thrilled to be able to offer this advanced treatment option at our San Bruno, CA Periodontics office.  Most patients are able to enjoy a complimentary consultation along with a short demonstration.  The next step is to take X-rays which greatly aid in accurately diagnosing the extent of the infection.

What can I expect on the day of treatment?
On the first day of treatment, we will numb the infected area with an anesthetic.  This action will eliminate any possible pain.  Next a small laser fiber is placed between the gum and the tooth.  This action will clear away the infection.  You will be pleased to learn that this process is swift and easy.  You should prepare for two 2-hour sessions.  The first session is designed to treat one half of your mouth.  The second session will treat the other half.  Patients are able to return to work and daily activities as usual because there is very little pain involved in the process.

It is vital that patients remember that periodontal disease may occur without any symptoms.  Routine professional dental cleanings will reduce the chances of periodontal disease and help to ensure that you enjoy your healthy smile for years to come.   

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