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Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Elizabethtown

LANAP Laser Treatment Elizabethtowne, KYIf you have visited Dr. Robert Franklin and were told that you need gum disease treatment you are probably wondering, “what is periodontal disease?” Periodontal disease is a condition that affects one or more of the periodontal structures surrounding a tooth. It is often caused by improper oral hygiene which allows for a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Over time, the bone and tissue structures that surround the tooth can become damaged and may possibly result in tooth loss. In order to eliminate the infection and prevent further damage, professional treatment is necessary. New technologies, such as the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), are now available to offer a less painful and more convenient method of treating this condition as well as preserving what periodontal disease can destroy.

Periodontal disease affects millions of American patients each year. The earlier symptoms of this condition are not always regarded as urgent, so many patients will often procrastinate and delay treatment because they fear the pain and inconvenience that result from traditional gum surgery. What periodontal disease does, however, is to gradually destroy the tissue and bone structures that support your teeth. Over time, your teeth can become loose and even fall out. This makes procrastinating quite risky.

Fortunately, LANAP® provides a less painful option that does not involve many of the unpleasant side effects associated with traditional gum surgery. There are no blades used or incisions made during the procedure. Instead, a laser is used to vaporize and eliminate only the bacteria and diseased tissue. Thanks to a brand new technology we call the PerioLase®MVP-7™, it is possible to emit a laser that does not harm bone or healthy tissue. This helps greatly in reducing the pain and discomfort associated with traditional periodontal surgery that causes many patients to avoid treatment altogether. For more information on laser gum disease treatment in Elizabethtown, KY, contact Dr. Franklin today!

A LANAP Testimonial

Dr. Robert Franklin, a periodontist in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Franklin welcomes patients from Elizabethtown, KY; Radcliff, KY; Louisville, KY; Bardstown, KY; Bowling Green, KY; Campbellsville, KY; Lebanon, KY; and Springfield, KY as well as the surrounding areas. Our office offers advanced dental treatments including the LANAP Laser Treatment for periodontal disease, Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for gum recession, gum grafting, osseous surgery, and bone grafting. Call (270) 506-0708 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!

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