During your consultation with Dr. Willard W. Maughan, you will be given the opportunity to express any questions or concerns you might have about laser gum disease treatment in Logan, UT. We recommend that you do some of your own research beforehand to help you gain a more advanced understanding of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Here are a few concerns that are common among patients of Dr. Maughan:
Q: What makes periodontal disease different from gum disease?
A: Periodontal disease is an advanced stage of gum disease. Once the infection reaches a point where it begins to affect the deeper periodontal tissues, it will be referred to as periodontal disease. Since periodontal disease is more involved, it often requires a more aggressive form of treatment, such as gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments are often recommended in these cases because of their ability to reduce pain and discomfort in the patient.
Q: What makes LANAP® less painful?
A: When compared to traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments are less painful because they do not require blades and scalpels to incise the tissue. Additionally, the laser used with LANAP® is target specific and able to remove the infection without causing harm to teeth, bone, or healthy tissue.
Q: How do I know that LANAP® is safe?
A: LANAP® is the only laser gum surgery alternative that has clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is the only method of laser treatment that has been proven effective by vast amounts of scientific research from all over the world. Dental professionals need to undergo extensive training and certification before they are approved to perform this surgery. Do not hesitate to ask Dr. Maughan about his training and credentials.
Q: Is LANAP® my best option?
A: LANAP® is a great gum surgery alternative with many benefits, but may not be the ideal choice for everyone. To find out if LANAP® is best for you, contact Dr. Maughan and discuss your options for gum disease treatment in Logan, UT today!