A Systemic Disease with an Oral Solution

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the health of the gums and bone. For years, dentists viewed gum disease as a local problem. However, the most recent medical research has revealed a mouth/body connection (oral-systemic link), adding increased importance to periodontal therapy.

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Gum Disease

Consequences of Gum Disease

gum disease treatment abilene texasIf you think having gum disease is no big deal, you’re in for a shock.  It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Reports show that up to 80% of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form.

  • 70% of adult tooth loss is attributed to gum disease.
  • Recent research shows a link between patients who have gum disease and those who suffer from strokes, heart attacks, or complications with diabetes or pregnancy.
  • Gum disease is silent in that early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums, or bleeding while brushing and flossing.
  • Regular dental checkups are vital because a professional can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in early stages before major problems arise.

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Periodontal Therapy & Gum Disease Treatment

We offer a full-mouth gum disease treatment that saves our patients thousands of dollars by reducing dental treatments and visits, and saves teeth! Our strategy involves laser removal of diseased gum tissue, followed by gum pocket antibiotic treatment to eliminate bacteria. This thorough approach prevents the bacterial contamination from spreading and also allows new tissue to attach to the tooth structure.

  • Cosmetic Gum Procedures
  • Disease Control Procedures
  • LANAP® Laser Gum Treatment
  • Timely periodontal gum disease treatment restores your gums to good health

LANAP® Laser Gum Treatment

LANAP® stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol, and is the only FDA cleared procedure clinically proven for True Regeneration™ of gum tissue. LANAP® uses a tiny laser fiber to pass between the gums and the teeth to eliminate the infection and remove diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. LANAP® eliminates the need for invasive gum surgery with scalpels and sutures and is proven to actually stimulate new healthy tissue growth to reattach the gums to the teeth.

Our patients love LANAP® because it is the most minimally invasive treatment with the best results. Patients with dental anxiety love LANAP® because it eliminates the need for cutting and sewing. LANAP® offers a more comfortable procedure with little to no downtime, and better, healthier results. LANAP® is the most advanced laser gum disease treatment available, and can easily treat your gum disease, and save your teeth!

If you have any questions about gum disease or would like to schedule an appointment with your Abilene dentist, Dr. Leedy, Dr. Webb or Dr. Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!

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