More than 80% of Americans suffer from gum disease, and less than 3% of the roughly 100 million Americans with moderate to severe gum disease seek treatment for it every year. Gum disease is an important cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and strokes, and there has even been a documented case of a to-be mother with gum disease losing her full-term baby due to fatal bacteria from her gums being introduced into the womb. Why, then do so many people avoid treatment for gum disease? Traditional treatment protocols often involve cut and sew techniques, which are unpleasant procedures for most patients. This is where LANAP comes in.
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (better known as LANAP) is a revolutionary new treatment for gum disease that involves lasers, not needles and scalpels. LANAP greatly reduces patient discomfort and achieves better results than cut and sew procedures. If you have been asking yourself, “Can I Save My Teeth?”, please call us at 781-894-3223 to find out how we can help.