Do you need gum surgery but are you dreading the procedure? In the past, gum surgery meant a large amount of pain, time in the dentist's chair, dealing with sutures afterward, and a long recovery time (2-4 weeks or more). The treatment process for gum surgery often includes taking antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Often, the bacteria would become resistant to antibiotics, and the periodontal disease would return, resulting in the need for another surgical procedure.
Alternative to Gum Surgery - Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy is an alternative to traditional gum surgery that patients love. Also known as LANAP, this periodontal procedure uses a laser to clear away infection without scalpel or stitches. The laser kills bacteria permanently, and there is no way for bacteria to become resistant. And because it is less invasive than gum surgery (no cutting and relatively no bleeding), there is much less pain and swelling, allowing for a shorter recovery time (usually 24 hours!). These are just a few benefits of laser gum surgery. It is very successful in treating moderate to severe gum disease, and yet few dentists offer this advanced technique to their patients.
Gum Surgery in Los Angeles
At our Los Angeles dentist office, we offer LANAP as a gentler, non-invasive and extremely effective treatment for gum disease. Our periodontists are among the rare few Southern California doctors that are trained and certified in laser gum therapy. We are conveniently located in downtown Los Angeles, and have spa amenities to make your visit relaxing and comfortable. Click for more information about laser gum surgery, or fill out the form to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled, gentle periodontists.
Our financial coordinator will be happy to answer all of your questions about the cost of gum surgery, while providing you with information about your insurance coverage. Payment options for laser gum surgery are numerous and can include outside financing or payment plans.