Laser Gum Disease Treatment - Jacksonville, FL

The Minimally-Invasive Way
to Treat Periodontal Disease

Protect Your Smile and Health in Comfort

The earliest form of gum disease, called gingivitis, is quite common, can be silent and go undetected or cause bleeding when brushing or flossing. In this early stage, plaque turns into tartar (calculus), a sticky biofilm of bacteria that can’t be removed by brushing your teeth. Tartar can continue to irritate surrounding soft tissue and bone, causing gums to pull further away from teeth and create spaces called periodontal pockets.

Without treatment, this process can quickly progress and cause bone loss and teeth to loosen. Advanced gum disease called periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The excellent news is that LANAP periodontal disease treatment in Jacksonville, FL, from our skilled periodontist, will help restore oral health virtually without interrupting your daily routine!

Your Gums Deserve Highly Effective
and Gentler Treatment

At Blue Sky Dental Group, our periodontist provides a full range of gum disease treatments. Rest assured, whether you need gingivitis treatment or periodontitis treatment, both can usually be performed with a minimally invasive laser. LANAP, which stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a groundbreaking therapy approved by the FDA in 2004.

Today, it’s still the only laser gum disease treatment that is FDA-approved and proven to promote gum tissue regeneration. When you choose LANAP laser gum treatment, you’ll benefit from the particular light frequency of the laser, which enables our periodontist to treat gum disease gently and more precisely than traditional gum surgery.

Benefits of LANAP Gum Surgery

  • Eliminates need for scalpels or sutures
  • Increases comfort and minimizes bleeding
  • Prevents damage to healthy gum tissue
  • Delivers quicker recovery time
  • Results in little to no tooth root sensitivity
  • Reduces vulnerability to gum recession

Treating Gum Disease with Laser Therapy

Studies have shown that patients treated with LANAP experience less recurrence of periodontal disease over time compared to patients treated with traditional methods like osseous surgery. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, our periodontist selectively vaporizes inflamed and diseased tissue beneath your gum line inside periodontal pockets while healthy tissue remains unharmed.

This advanced laser technology targets and kills the bacteria responsible for gum disease and helps facilitate healthy reattachment of supporting tissues to the surface of tooth roots. Furthermore, since LANAP requires no cutting, the risk of post-procedural infection is significantly reduced.