Bleeding gums or bad breath are among the signs possibly indicating periodontitis, or advanced stage gum disease. Postponing treatment if you are experiencing bad breath or bleeding gums can lead to more serious oral and overall health issues.
For patients needing treatment, Dr. TJ Miller II offers treatment options including the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP®.
Traditional gum surgery has been the most effective option for treating periodontal disease for years. However, new technology in lasers in dentistry now offers a far more effective treatment option.
A traditional gum surgery requires your periodontist to lift and roll the gum back to remove the bacteria and damaged tissue. Often bone grafting is necessary to reattach the gum tissue to the root of the tooth. In either instance stitches are required to hold the gum tissue in place during healing.
Traditional surgery also requires sharp instruments inadvertently removing healthy tissue along with damaged tissue. The inadvertent, an inevitable, removal of healthy tissue often leaves the patient with bleeding gums and gum recession during recovery.
LANAP® revolutionizes the way periodontists treat gum disease, enabling Dr. TJ Miller II to provide you with the most effective treatment. LANAP® uses the PerioLase MVP-7, a device with the technology to destroy diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. No sharp tools are used in the procedure, eliminating the need for post-procedure stitches or sutures. This also means treating gum disease is less painful and the healing time is shorter.
Results from LANAP® are also far more predictable than traditional treatments when considering long-term benefits. The laser sterilizes and stimulates bone, encouraging new growth, where traditional gum surgery often requires extracting diseased teeth and bone.
Seeking treatment from Dr. TJ Miller II using LANAP® can reverse the symptoms of periodontal disease such as bleeding gums, gum recession and bad breath. There is an added benefit of possibly being able to keep your teeth as well!
If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, bleeding gums or gum recession, do not postpone seeking treatment. Dr. TJ Miller II offers gum disease treatment for Worthington, OH and surrounding areas.