Laser Gum Disease Treatment in South Nashville & Brentwood
Eradicating Gum Disease with effective and comfortable Laser Treatment
Patients with persistent gum disease can be especially helped by Dr. Primm’s expert, high-tech treatment. He uses the state-of-the-art and minimally invasive LANAP® procedure to help his patients avoid losing their teeth to periodontal disease—without the need for scalpel surgery!
Dr. Primm: an expert in saving teeth
As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Primm has extensive advanced training in diagnosing and treating all stages of gum disease, as well as repairing the damage it causes. When necessary, he can use gum and bone grafting techniques to rebuild any of your tissues that have been lost to the disease, providing a stable foundation for healthy teeth.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease (also referred to as periodontitis) is a bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums that becomes worse over time if it is not properly treated. As it progresses, the disease causes increasing damage to your gum and bone tissue, creating deepening pockets in your gums where even more aggressive and damaging build-up and bacteria can lodge and eat away at teeth. Untreated, gum disease can eventually result in the loss of one or more teeth as well as serious issues with your overall health, including an increased association of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, pancreatic cancer and respiratory disease.
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Dr. Primm provides comfortable, advanced care with LANAP
To treat advanced gum disease without the need for scalpel surgery, Dr. Primm uses the revolutionary laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) protocol. You don’t have to worry about stitches or posttreatment infection because your gums aren’t cut with LANAP. The procedure instead uses a high-tech dental laser that gently removes the diseased gum tissue. The laser selectively targets diseased tissue and leaves your healthy tissues unaffected.
LANAP causes much less discomfort than traditional gum surgery, both during and after the procedure. You will experience little to no swelling or bleeding, and your healing time will be much faster. Instead of taking weeks to fully recover from conventional periodontal surgery, LANAP recovery time is usually less than 24 hours. Most patients even feel comfortable enough to eat right after they get home from the dentist office.
The laser also stimulates your body’s natural regenerative potential. This assists in the repair of bone and gum tissue that may have been lost as a result of the gum disease.