Frequently Asked Laser Questions in Greenwood Village, CO
How does laser dentistry work?
Lasers all work by emitting energy in the form of light. In laser gum surgery, the laser is used to cut and vaporize tissue that it comes in contact with. Lasers are also used to cure or dry fillings, and they strengthen the bond between the filling and the teeth. Finally, lasers can also be used during tooth whitening procedures to enhance the effects of the bleaching agent.
What is the PerioLase®MVP-7™?
This is the technology responsible for making the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) a viable gum surgery alternative. It is a highly intelligent laser that can distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue. This is the only gum laser to receive FDA clearance.
Is LANAP® painful?
LANAP® is a much less painful gum surgery alternative. Instead of using a blade to cut away tissue, a laser is used to remove only the diseased tissue, while leaving healthy tissue intact. This makes LANAP® a less invasive gum disease treatment in Greenwood Village. It is very rare that a patient requires pain medication afterward.
Is LANAP® an expensive gum surgery alternative?
In most cases, LANAP® is an equal cost or slightly more expensive gum surgery alternative. All costs and fees can vary from dentist to dentist.
Is laser dentistry safe?
When used in accordance with established practices and procedure, laser dentistry is a safe and minimally invasive gum surgery alternative. However, when receiving laser gum disease treatment in Greenwood Village, you may be asked to wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes.
Is laser gum surgery an option for me?
Although LANAP® is a viable gum surgery alternative for most people, it is not appropriate for everyone. In some cases, traditional solutions may be the only viable treatment option. To find out more information about gum disease treatment in Greenwood Village, contact Dr. Adam weaver for a consultation.
Dr. Adam F. Weaver, located in Greenwood Village, CO, is a Periodontist who services patients from Littleton, CO, Englewood, CO, and Southglenn, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!