Answering Common Questions About Laser Gum Therapy [FAQ]

Restorative Dentistry

Question #1 – Why would someone need gum therapy?

One of the areas we specialize in here at the LANAP & Implant Center is helping patients achieve their best gum health. This sometimes requires nonsurgical gum disease treatment.

Gum disease is an insidious infection that is very difficult for the untrained eye to spot in its early stages. If you have it, you probably won’t even notice it. It really does require the tools and skills of a dental professional to properly diagnose and treat it.

Some symptoms you may notice, however, are red, swollen, or tender gums. Bleeding of the gums when you brush or floss is another sign. It can also be a reason for a patient’s persistent bad breath, as well. Again, professional diagnosis is key. Early detection increases the likelihood of successful treatment.

If left untreated, you put yourself at risk for tooth loss and a host of serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke, for example. That’s why it’s so important to seek treatment by highly trained specialists like you’ll find on our team in our Collegeville and Williamsport dental offices.

Question #2 – Is LANAP a painful procedure?

Not at the LANAP & Implant Center! LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) is a revolutionary, painless method of detoxifying your mouth of all the infection causing bacteria. It requires no cutting or stitching, and it even promotes healthy gum rejuvenation.

With the LANAP method, treating gum disease has never been easier! It’s especially comforting for patients who may suffer from dental anxiety because it’s a painless treatment that’s given in just one convenient visit. For people who are particularly fearful of going to the dentist, it doesn’t get much better than this advanced laser therapy treatment.

Trust your oral health to our highly trained specialists at the LANAP & Implant Center. Give us a call today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.


Meet Dr. D

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo received his training at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis in the early 1990s. His training included prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and advanced oral reconstructive techniques, including oral implantology.

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