Traditional vs. Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. John Hudon and our staff stand behind the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) because of the many benefits it holds for our patients over traditional treatments. If you are looking for excellent gum disease treatment in Auburn, AL, from a caring and compassionate periodontist, look no further! We use LANAP® because it has been tested through years of science and research studies to be an effective method of treating moderate to advanced gum disease.

LANAP® is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning less healing time and trauma to your mouth. Where traditional gum disease treatments require scalpels and stitches, LANAP® uses a laser specifically designed to target your problem areas. The laser can eradicate bacteria and diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue and bone unharmed. Traditional treatments often damage healthy tissue inadvertently.

The minimally invasive capabilities of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ also mean little to no discomfort. Post-procedure pain is usually managed with over the counter ibuprofen or Tylenol and the use of narcotic medications is rarely needed. Most patients experience less downtime than with traditional treatments, and often can assume their daily activities the very same day.

Traditional gum disease treatment can also inadvertently contribute to gum recession, and can cause bleeding, and inflammation. The harsh tools needed for traditional gum surgery can irritate the gums and cut out healthy tissue. The laser used in LANAP® targets only the diseased tissue, leaving your gum line in place. Bleeding can also be controlled using a laser in place of sharp tools. Inflammation is often reduced by 90 percent after one visit.

LANAP® is scientifically proven to regenerate new tissue and bone growth around your teeth! This is particularly important for the continual health of your mouth. Laser gum surgery is also preferred by many patients because it can save teeth in instances where traditional treatments may have required extractions.

LANAP® is safe for patients with existing medical conditions because it does not interfere with medications or other diseases. Traditional treatments may have prevented you from seeking treatment for your gum disease because of conflicts with current conditions or medications, but with LANAP® those are concerns of the past!

There is no reason to settle for treatments of the past when you can receive effective, modern gum disease treatment in Auburn, AL, with Dr. Hudon. We invite you to visit our practice and learn more about LANAP®.

Dr. John Hudon Certified American Board of Periodontology

Dr. John M. Hudon is a board certified periodontist in East Central Alabama with American Board of Periodontology Certification.