Advanced Laser Gum Therapy & Surgery
in Tampa, Florida

If you are suffering from gum disease, receiving high-quality, timely treatment can make all the difference when it comes to saving your smile. Contact Dalton Dental today to schedule treatment from a caring, trusted periodontist in Tampa.

Advanced Laser Gum Therapy & Surgery in Tampa, Florida

Gum disease is inflammation in the gums that can quickly progress and affect the bones that support your teeth. Left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss. There are three stages of gum disease starting with gingivitis which can become periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Typical treatment for periodontal disease begins with scaling and root planing - a non-surgical method of cleaning the surfaces of the teeth along with the root which can become exposed due to gum recession. This procedure removes tartar, plaque and bacteria and promotes healthy regeneration of the gum tissue.

For patients who are in need of periodontal surgery, the choice between a traditional procedure and laser treatment is important. In traditional surgery, we use a scalpel to gain access to the periodontal pocket. The gums will be cut and sutured to decrease pocket depth.

While some severe cases require traditional surgery, LANAP® Laser Therapy is a better alternative for most patients. LANAP® does not require scalpel or sutures. It is minimally invasive, causing little discomfort. Because the LANAP® Laser does not require cutting of the gums to decrease pocket depth, there is little gum line recession. This advanced laser is able to distinguish between diseased and healthy tissue, leaving healthy tissue untouched. The laser removes diseased tissue and kills bacteria without compromising your healthy gum, tooth or bone tissue.

Differences between Traditional Gum Surgery and LANAP

  • LANAP causes less pain or discomfort - general anesthesia is not necessary.
  • LANAP is less invasive and more selective.
  • LANAP allows for rapid healing.
  • LANAP® protocol results are much more predictable

How Much Does Laser Therapy Cost?

Since each case is unique, the cost of laser therapy varies. To learn more about costs and to determine if this treatment is right for your needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dalton today.

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