Periodontal disease is a destructive condition that can lead to teeth falling out, bone loss, infection, and major health problems. Unfortunately, many people with moderate to severe periodontal disease avoid treatment due to fear of pain, anxiety about the dentist or oral surgery, or worry that they will lose their teeth. Knoxville, TN periodontal dentist Dr. Robert Cain is a LANAP certified dentist helping patients with advanced damage from gum disease restore their oral health without the need for a surgical procedure.
How Does LANAP Work?
LANAP uses laser dentistry technology to treat advanced gum disease, even in patients who were previously told that their teeth were beyond saving. LANAP uses sophisticated lasers to pinpoint the area to be treated, only contacting the diseased tissue and leaving healthy gums intact. This minimizes bleeding and stimulates the body’s natural healing response.
This advanced gum disease treatment has several benefits:
- Safe for diabetic patients or those on blood thinners
- No sutures
- Minimal downtime
- Local anesthetic, meaning you can drive yourself to and from the procedure
- Less invasive than oral surgery
What Happens If I Don’t Treat My Gum Disease?
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world. But it goes beyond teeth: periodontal disease has also been linked to Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
The earlier that gum disease is treated, the better. In addition to putting your teeth at risk, you could put your health at risk by living with infected and fragile teeth and gums. Restoring your gums will stabilize your teeth, which restores your health and aesthetics of your smile.
LANAP Dentist in Knoxville, TN
Dr. Robert Cain consults with patients in individual consultations to design a customized treatment plan based on your needs, budget, and smile goals. If you have been self-conscious about a smile beyond repair, schedule an appointment online with Dr. Cain in our Knoxville, TN dentist office.