Fighting Gum Disease with LANAP Laser Therapy

Though the use of lasers has matured in various industries around the country, dental lasers, to many people, may still seem like bleeding-edge technology that’s not quite ready for primetime. Well, that’s until they undergo a gum disease procedure that entailed the used of dental lasers. That’s when they find out that dental lasers are too effective at safely fighting gum disease to be labeled bleeding-edge – plus, they cause considerably less bleeding than traditional scalpels.

These are some of the primary benefits of opting for laser gum therapy to get your gum disease back under control:

Less painful: dental lasers are highly efficient at cutting away diseased tissue while leaving behind healthy tissue. As a result, you experience much less bleeding than you would if you’d gone the conventional route.

No stitches: dental lasers so extremely efficient at removed decaying tissue while preserving healthy tissue, so you won’t need any stitches after having laser gum surgery.

One appointment: you’ll only need one appointment for laser gum therapy. Gong the traditional route, you’d need a follow-up appointment to have your stitches removed and to check that your gums have properly healed after the procedure.

Quicker procedure: since you have to have stitches sewn in, laser gum therapy is also a quicker procedure.

Quicker healing time: the efficiency of dental lasers means you’ll experience less bleeding and you’ll ultimately experience a much shorter healing period. It’ll take roughly 24 hours for your gums to heal after laser therapy, compared to at least two weeks for healing when going the conventional route.

Things to Consider

As efficient as laser gum therapy is, the most severe cases of gum disease are still best addressed by traditional means. Your candidacy for laser gum therapy depends on how advanced your case is, which is a great reason to at least check in with your dentist every year. Regular checkups can help you spot gum disease while all options for treating it are still open to you.

Learn More About Laser Dentistry

Take a moment to choose a day and a time to meet with our dentist and to learn more about your options for laser dentistry in Vancouver, BC. 

Invisalign: Your Second Chance at Teeth Straightening

For some people, it was just too hard to wear colorful braces in their teen years. So, they never committed to the orthodontic care they needed in order to have straight teeth and a truly confident smile.

As adults now, they feel the prospect of wearing traditional braces is even more out of the question than it was during their teen and young adult years. However, there’s a solution for both teens and mature adults alike who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Take a look at why Invisalign® invisible aligners may be your second chance at getting a perfectly aligned smile.

They’re Invisible

That’s right, you can wear your invisible aligner trays out in public and most people, if not all, won’t notice that you’re working on straightening your teeth. As long as you keep them away from staining and hot liquids, it’ll be really hard to notice the aligners on your teeth. And keeping your trays safe from liquids that can stain or warp them is simple, thanks to this next perk of invisible aligners.

You Can Take Them Out Whenever You Want To

Need to talk a close-up? Got a big photo op coming up? Simply pop out your invisible aligner trays during your big moment and then pop them back in when you’re done. Though you can pop them out whenever you want to, you’ll still need to keep them in at least 22 hours out of every day in order to keep your treatment plan on track.

They’re Easier to Clean than Traditional Braces

They’ll extend your daily brushing and flossing, because you’ll need to clean your aligners too, but it won’t take nearly as much effort as it’d take to maintain traditional braces every day.

They Work Fast

They’ll take a little getting used to at first. But once the tenderness passes, you’ll start noticing results with each new set of aligners you receive.

Learn More About Invisalign

Take a moment to set up a time to talk with a local dentist in Vancouver, BC to learn more about your options for invisible aligners.