Lim and Yabu Dentists Oakland CA

(510) 530-7000 | Oakland, CA 94602

Dentistry Oakland CA

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New Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Have you been advised you need traditional gum surgery? Our practice uses PerioLase™ MVP-7 laser technology for non-surgical gum disease treatment, with outcomes that might have been considered unbelievable a few years ago. This method allows many patients to avoid the need for gum surgery. The procedure is minimal and patient friendly, with results that have been overwhelmingly positive.

Eighty percent of adults have some level of gum disease. Whether you have mild gum disease or are a candidate for gum surgery, halting gum disease as early as possible helps maintain your oral health as well as your physical health. For advanced cases, our office is licensed to practice the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP), a minimally invasive technique for treating gum disease. That means it’s possible to have periodontal disease treated successfully without scalpels, sutures, or pain.

You might have heard about or experienced the amazing results from laser treatments for vision correction and other medical procedures. A similar technology has revolutionized dentistry. With LANAP, you will no longer have exposed, sensitive roots, and recovery is generally faster and more comfortable than standard gum surgery – most of our patients need only over-the-counter medicine afterwards. Gum disease has been linked to other medical conditions from heart attacks to premature births. If you’ve been told you require gum surgery, but have been delaying it, let us show you how simple your treatment can be.

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LANAP Procedure Oakland CA

  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 tartar.
  4. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs can’t enter.
  5. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
  6. Bite trauma is adjusted.
  7. Healing occurs.

Want to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for LANAP treatment? Schedule a consultation today by calling (510) 530-7000.