Whether you’ve been told that you need gum disease treatment or you’re asking yourself “do I need dental surgery?” you have two options: traditional scalpel surgery or a laser gum surgery alternative with Dr. Kalambayi Kabasela.
Traditional Gum Disease Treatment
A scalpel is used to cut open the gums, eliminate bacteria and improve pocket depth. A general anesthetic is required since most patients cannot tolerate the pain and heavy bleeding. While removing harmful tissue, the knife also cuts and destroys some of the patient’s healthy gum tissue, often resulting in a smaller gum line that patients may find unappealing. It also robs teeth of their natural protection and can leave them sensitive to temperatures. Sutures and bandages are used to control the bleeding and mend the injured tissue during recovery, which can be lengthy and uncomfortable. Painkillers are frequently prescribed and dietary restrictions are necessary. Sometimes grafting is needed to help the patient’s gum tissue reattach to their teeth roots and, in some case, teeth can’t be saved at all and patients need them extracted and replaced.
The Laser Gum Surgery Alternative in Hyattsville
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is the preferred gum surgery alternative favored by Dr. Kabasela and his patients answering yes to the question, “do I need dental surgery?” The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a gum surgery alternative that is minimally invasive and much kinder to the gum line. There’s little bleeding and patients enjoy additional benefits that the scalpel can’t deliver.
- With LANAP® gum surgery alternative, bacteria is identified and immediately destroyed by gentle pulses of laser light that go deep into the gum pocket without disturbing nearby healthy tissue. Because this gum surgery alternative is so well-tolerated, patients remain awake with just a local anesthetic to numb areas that need treatment.
- Only the FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™ is used for LANAP® gum surgery alternative with Dr. Kabasela. This innovative laser targets bacteria with remarkable precision, leaving the patient’s healthy tissue intact so it can attach to their tooth roots again.
- This laser gum surgery alternative is scientifically proven to grow bone around your teeth again so you can keep them!
- Quicker healing time. Patients who have LANAP® gum surgery alternative are usually back to work or other activities in a day or less.
If you’re wondering “do I need dental surgery,” Dr. Kabasela can help. And for a less painful and highly-effective gum surgery alternative, call us today for a LANAP® consultation.
Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group, located in Silver Spring, MD, is a Dental Practice who services patients from North Bethesda, MD, Hyattsville, MD, and White Oak, MD. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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