Gum Surgery

Pocket Correction Therapy

Pocket Correction Therapy (Gum Surgery) is used when your periodontal disease has advanced to the point where supportive tissue has been destroyed and just eliminating bacteria without also using this procedure is not sufficient to prevent further disease progression.

Goals of Gum Surgery

Reducing Bacterial Spread:
Bacteria from the mouth can spread throughout your body. These bacteria have been linked to systemic conditions such as heart disease and respiratory disease. Removing deep tartar and bacteria can help reduce the risk of bacteria spreading.

LANAP Laser Surgery

Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of the laser to regenerate bone. Performed without a scalpel and requiring no sutures, LANAP™ creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease.

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LANAP Protocol