Gum disease. It’s a disease that millions of Americans suffer from each day, yet not many know about it until it’s too late. It’s even linked to health complications like heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes and low birth weight babies. This is the same epidemic that causes a majority of adults to lose at least one tooth by the time they’re 35.
While gum disease is quickly becoming an epidemic, there is a new, revolutionary treatment to fight it, and our Blue Ridge, GA periodontist, Dr. Gregg Codelli offers it. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®, is now the leading, minimally invasive alternative to osseous surgery many patients and clinicians prefer.
LANAP® laser gum surgery is less invasive than traditional forms of gum disease treatment. LANAP® employs the PerioLase®MVP-7™, a dental laser designed to surgically remove infected tissue while leaving the good tissue unharmed. The laser is actually programmed to avoid healthy tissue altogether.
The laser gum surgery is the brainchild of periodontists Dr. Robert H. Gregg II and Dr. Delwin McCarthy. Their idea came to fruition in 1991, and it was cleared by the FDA in 2004.
There is extensive continuing education that periodontists must attend in order to receiving the skills and licensing for such a procedure, and the Blue Ridge, GA periodontist Dr. Codelli has achieved both.
What makes LANAP® laser gum surgery so revolutionary is its ability to eradicate gum disease without the use of scissors, knives or sutures. With laser gum surgery, cuts, incisions and sewing are not needed. This is the part that makes LANAP® so minimally invasive.
But, you might be asking, “Does laser gum surgery actually work?” The simple answer is “yes!” Through extensive research on patients, LANAP® proves time and time again to work. It works so well that it actually saves teeth that would normally require removal.
If you’re concerned about gum disease, or have been told that you need laser gum surgery, look no further than Dr. Codelli, a Blue Ridge GA periodontist that is certified in LANAP®.
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