Laser Assisted Peridontal Therapy also known as LAPT is a laser decontamination therapy that decontaminates gums through the use of a high powered minimally invasive pain free laser treatment. This therapy eliminates the need for bacteria to form further down the line. It is effective for those who are prone to gum disease and periodontitis.

HOW DOES LAPT WORK?

With LAPT, the laser light is designed to target and eliminate the most common bacteria that lives around and inside the gum tissue. When you build up excess tartar and calculus, usually from inflammation and bleeding of the gums the laser can exacerbate the healing process. It is a non invasive, non surgical pain free and safe approach to gum health and can overall help treat gum disease. In Conjunction with a deep scaling and root planing, it only benefits the gums to get them back in its health state. Gingival Irrigation is also performed to help eliminate bacteria from forming in conjunction with the laser treatment. Once complete your gums will be restored then regular 3 month cleanings are recommended to monitor the gum tissue. If you are worrked about your gum health, talk to Fulton Dental today about the latest technology and options for treatment to restore your smile today!

BENEFITS OF LASER TREATMENT

Unlike any other dental tools, casers can target the source of inflammation in the gums without harming or removing healthy tissue. This makes it possible to slow or stop attachment loss and give your mouth the opportunity to recover from chronic infection. No use of sutures, scalpels, and drills where you can achieve optimal oral health without any fear, anxiety or discomfort.

  • Rapid healing and tissue regeneration
  • Reduced risk of infection after treatment
  • Less need for stitches and sutures
  • Less need for anesthesia
  • Minimal bleeding during and after treatment
  • Protection of natural tooth structures

Scaling and Root planing is a deep cleaning designed to remove bacteria, plaque, calculus,and tartar from your mouth to stop progression of periodontal disease. It is highly effective in treating the earlier stages of gum disease, especially when combined with other invasive periodontal treatments. Scaling is used when plaque and tartar are removed from the tooth surface. Root planing is used during which the roots of the teeth are cleaned and smoothed to remove bacteria.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria known as plaque. Plaque can always form in a variety of ways, but if not cleaned well then turns into inflammation. Inflammation can be reduced if treated every 3-6 months by seeing your dentist. When your gums are inflamed it will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing or flossing. If left untreated, gum disease could lead to both bone and tooth loss.

DO YOU HAVE GUM DISEASE?

Admitting that you have gum disease may be scary, but ignoring the signs and suffering down the line is even scarier. if you possess any of the following symptoms then you are categorized and prone to periodontitis.

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Red, tender, bleeding gums
  • Pain when chewing food
  • Loose or wiggling teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Unexpected tooth loss
  • Multiple cavities and infections

If you have any of these symptoms then a Scaling & Root Planing will only benefit to treat you gums to get them back in its health state. Call & Schedule your appointment with Fulton Dental today!

WHAT HAPPENS DURING SCALING AND ROOT PLANING?

Scaling and Root Planing is done by a certified licensed Dental hygienist. Dental Hygienists specialize in performing deep cleanings to help get the gums back in good condition. We first apply topical or a local anesthetic to numb the area and then we scrape away all of your plaque and tartar on your teeth below the gum line down to the periodontal pocket with the use of an ultrasonic scaler. After removing plaque we will then smooth out the rough surfaces on the roots of your teeth which will help your gums reattach to your teeth. Depending on your condition periodontal scaling and root planing may take more than one visit. After this treatment is complete, it is important to see the hygienist every 3 months to maintain your oral hygiene.

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