Laser Gum Surgery vs Traditional Gum Surgery

Laser Gum Surgery vs Traditional Gum Surgery

Laser vs Osseous Surgery in Madison and Florence, AL

Laser Gum Surgery vs. Traditional Gum Surgery Florence, AL For patients in Madison, AL, gum disease treatment no longer means painfully cutting away tissue. A new gum surgery alternative called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is being offered. LANAP® is generally considered to be a less painful and less invasive gum surgery alternative. However, before you decide that LANAP® is right for you, it is important to recognize its benefits:

Less pain – There is a fair amount of pain and discomfort involved in traditional gum surgery. Alternative treatments, such as LANAP®, are much less painful because they do not involve use of a blade. In fact, patients rarely require pain medication after the procedure.

Less recession – Because they require removal of healthy tissue, there is no way of avoiding gum recession with traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments, however, involve much less tissue removal. This means that there is less recession of the gum line.

Less healing time – Because there is less cutting and less bleeding than with traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments require much less time for healing.

Less down time – Because there is less pain than with traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments generally do not necessitate pain medication. This means that patients can get right back to their daily routine almost immediately.

Less risk of complication – Although both methods produce fantastic results, there is generally a higher risk of complication with traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments require less healing time and therefore reduce risk of infection. They also stimulate bone and tissue regrowth to help save teeth that would usually need to be removed.

 As you can see, LANAP® offers many benefits to patients in Madison, AL. Gum disease treatment no longer needs to involve excessive pain or bleeding. By choosing LANAP® as a gum surgery alternative, patients are putting themselves at a lower risk for complication. To find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr. John Lane and schedule a consultation today.

Dr. John M. Lane, located in Madison and Florence, Alabama, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Decator, Madison, Huntsville, and The Shoals, Alabama. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today

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Dr. John Lane is the only periodontist in North Alabama with American Board of Periodontology Certification.

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Dr. John Lane, Florence AL periodontist, is specially trained in the laser gum surgery procedure LANAP. Dr. Lane specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and cosmetic periodontal surgery.

1912 Bruin Dr.

Florence AL 35630

Madison Office
34 Hughes Road, Suite A
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 417-6949
Toll Free: (888) 560-8048

Florence Office
1912 Bruin Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 712-4995
Fax: (256) 760-0176