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Laser Gum Treatment in Scarborough

Did you know that gum disease can negatively impact not only your oral health but overall health? If you have gum disease, we want to help. We offer the most advanced treatments possible to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dr. Saini is proud to be a LANAP-certified clinician, which allows him to perform this procedure that requires absolutely no cutting or sutures for patients facing gum disease.

LANAP is the first FDA-cleared laser protocol that can be used to treat gum disease and infection. Before laser gum treatment was available, treating patients with bleeding gums and active gum disease required surgery to cut into the gum and bones.

The specially designed LANAP® Laser System, however, utilises a specific wavelength to target diseased tissue and kill gum disease-causing bacteria. Remarkably, healthy tissue is left unharmed. Moreover, you can experience true regeneration as new bone can form in areas around teeth that were thought impossible to fill.

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

The warning signs of gum disease include the following:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding while you brush or floss
  • Gums that are red, tender, swollen or pull away from teeth
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Teeth that are loose or separating
  • A change in the way your dentures fit
  • A difference in your bite

The Many Benefits of LANAP

LANAP is:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Involves a quick healing time
  • Doesn’t require scalpels, sutures or bone grafts
  • Up to 90% of the inflammation you’re experiencing can be relieved in a single visit, swiftly regenerating your bone tissue

Frequently Asked Questions

How does LANAP work?

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  1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
  2. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
  3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface tarter.
  4. Bone is modified at time of surgery.
  5. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
  6. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
  7. Bite trauma is adjusted.
  8. Healing occurs.

How many sessions are required to see results?

Most of the patients receiving this treatment need to have just one visit to experience results for mild to moderate gum disease. Some individuals may require two, 2-hour appointments. During the procedure, the laser passes over infected areas, targeting bacteria with a single, focused touch. After, we may recommend regular visits to maintain your continued oral health.

How long will it take to recover?

Only minor discomfort is involved after treatment, which can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. Our patients are glad to discover that their normal activities can be resumed immediately. We will recommend a soft diet following treatment. You also should avoid brushing and flossing your teeth for 7-10 days after the procedure.

Can LANAP be combined with other treatments?

Depending on your level of oral health and individual goals, we can combine different services to achieve your desired outcomes. With years of knowledge and experience, Dr. Saini can customise treatments to meet your needs.

What are the advantages over traditional surgery techniques?

The conventional approach to gum surgery requires incisions and sutures. Though effective, this method is now considered outdated when compared to the LANAP technique. You can experience a comfortable procedure and rapid results without worrying about extended recovery times.

Am I a candidate?

To determine if you’re a candidate for laser gum surgery, Dr. Saini will need to examine your gum disease progression in our practice before moving forward. If he deems you a candidate, we can get you scheduled right away.

Book Your Appointment

If you’re dealing with gum disease and want to get ahead of its progression, contact our practice today to get started. This state-of-the-art treatment is available to patients of all ages dealing with gum related problems.

Find out if you’re a candidate today!
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Laser Gum Treatment Scarborough | (416) 296-1080