The number of people suffering from gum disease in Palm Harbor, FL, is far too high. This is an unfortunate reality, as the condition can be treated with relative ease when it is addressed in a timely manner. At the offices of Dr. Dan Knellinger, we have several methods for treating periodontal disease, including the very effective LANAP® procedure. If you can learn to spot the signs of this disease, we have the treatment methods to restore your health.
Signs of Gum Disease
While the signs of this ailment can be fairly easy to spot, many patients do not choose to take action quickly enough. There are several different symptoms that need to be closely monitored, including:
● Irritated and bleeding gums
● Loose teeth and bone loss
● Receding gum line
You cannot expect these problems to correct themselves. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, there are different procedures that can be used to correct the issue, and the earlier you seek treatment the better the chances of restoring your dental health.
The Beauty of LANAP®
Some cases of gum disease may require surgery. However, this laser treatment is an ideal remedy that enables patients to avoid having their gums cut. The LANAP® procedure allows Dr. Knellinger to remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth and roots using ultrasonic scalers, while an additional laser is used to improve bone stimulation. This process eliminates the need for scalpels and incisions. Even those suffering from moderate and severe cases of gum disease can be treated with this innovative and non-invasive procedure.
If you have questions about your gum health and want to know more about the possibility of laser treatment, please contact our office in Palm Harbor, FL. We are more than happy to discuss treatment options and schedule an appointment so you can get started on the road to recovery.