If you suffer from diseased gums and are uneasy with the idea of traditional surgery, it is recommended that you speak with Dr. Robert Reynolds about laser gum disease treatment in Springfield, MO. With the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), Dr. Reynolds can operate on your gum tissue and remove the infection in a less invasive and less painful manner. It is even possible for this new technology to regenerate bone and tissue that has been lost or damaged as result of gum disease. Because of these factors, many patients and doctors prefer laser periodontal surgery.
While traditional surgeries require that healthy tissue be removed in order to access the diseased tissue, laser periodontal surgery does not. Instead, LANAP® uses a highly intelligent laser technology, known as the PerioLase®MVP-7™, to remove only the infected tissue. Because the PerioLase®MVP-7™ is able recognize the color differences of healthy and diseased tissue, it can selectively treat only the diseased areas of the gum. In this way, laser periodontal surgery results in less bleeding, less recession of the gum line, and less time needed for healing. Additionally, the PerioLase®MVP-7™ can also be used to stimulate regrowth of bone and tissue that have been damaged and help to reduce the amount of harm done by the disease.
LANAP® has been proven effective through decades of scientific research from around the world. In fact, this is the only method of laser periodontal surgery that has received clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In order to become a certified provider of LANAP®, a doctor must undergo a rigorous and extensive training course to ensure they meet the necessary standards. Dr. Reynolds is one of a very select group of dentists who have received this certification. For more information regarding laser gum disease treatment in Springfield, MO, contact our offices and schedule your consultation today!