Laser Gum Disease Treatment - Argyle, TX

The Minimally Invasive Way
to Stop Gum Disease in Its Tracks

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A Healthy Smile Starts with Your Gums

Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they have gum disease until it’s advanced, and the risk of losing teeth is high. When patients visit our practice for gum disease treatment in Argyle, TX, many have been living with early or more advanced stages of gum disease for some time. LANAP® laser dentistry provides a faster, gentler, and more reliable method for resolving issues related to periodontal disease. It’s the only evidence-based, FDA-approved method that results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment.

At Argyle Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Hao Chi Hua uses LANAP in Argyle, TX, to promote bone regeneration around your teeth to save them. The protocol targets and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease, removes damaged gum tissue, and reattaches healthy tissue to the tooth root surface. The sophisticated LANAP PerioLase MVP-7 laser enables our team to provide minimally invasive laser dentistry in Argyle, TX, without the pain, gum line recession, or increased sensitivity associated with traditional osseous surgery.


Understanding What Gum Disease Is

Understanding gum disease is integral to making informed decisions that support your oral and overall health. Gum tissue is one of the most important parts of your mouth; it supports your teeth and jawbone while creating a barrier against bacteria. The earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, occurs when bacteria. Good oral hygiene at home and regular professional dental cleanings can often reverse early gum disease. While the number one cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, other risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Chronic stress
  • Smoking/tobacco use
  • Dry mouth
  • Genetics
  • Sleep apnea
  • Poor nutrition and obesity
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. pregnancy-related)
  • Certain medications (e.g. oral contraceptives and anti-depressants)
  • Systemic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease and diabetes)
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Protect Your Health: Healthy Gums, Healthy Smile

When plaque is left to accumulate on your teeth, it hardens into tartar and releases bacterial toxins that irritate gum tissue. If left untreated, your gums begin to pull away from teeth and periodontal pockets form. When bacteria infiltrates these pockets, this can result in an infection that damages your bone and connective tissue. Because gum disease is progressive, damage to gum tissue, bone, and teeth continues unchecked and you may lose teeth.

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Using Laser Therapy to Treat Gum Disease

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for LANAP at Argyle Advanced Dental Care in Argyle, TX, as soon as possible. Unlike a traditional gingivectomy or osseous surgery, LANAP doesn’t require scalpels, incisions, or sutures to treat gum disease, so the risk of infection during recovery is minimal. After numbing the area with local anesthetic, Dr. Hao Chi Hua waves the PerioLase MVP-7 laser over areas of your infected gum tissue to eliminate infection and harmful bacteria, then closes the gap between your teeth and gums so bacteria can’t enter.

Most Argyle Advanced Dental Care patients choose LANAP because it offers many advantages over traditional approaches. Even patients who avoided dental treatment or experienced problems with traditional surgery in the past are willing to undergo LANAP gum surgery. Studies show that several months after LANAP treatment, most patients see a significant reduction in the depth of their periodontal pockets.

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Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

  • Gum disease treated in one to two visits
  • Greater precision
  • No need for scalpels or sutures
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased comfort
  • Minimal bleeding and swelling
  • Quick, virtually pain-free recovery
  • Little to no tooth root sensitivity
  • Less gum recession
  • Promotes growth of healthy tissue