Say Goodbye To Gum Disease
Periodontics use LANAP® to Treat Gum Disease
At Nu Image, we prefer to use the LANAP® protocol to treat gum disease over traditional surgical alternatives as it less invasive and it encourages bone health and even regrowth. LANAP® allows our doctors to ensure your smile is at its best now and in the future.
More than 80% of Americans over the ages of 15 are inflicted with some sort of inflammation and chronic infection due to periodontal disease. Once triggered, this gum disease can quickly start to deteriorate your healthy smile, causing your gums to be swollen, recessed, inflamed. Bleeding of your gums can occur and bad breath is likely with this disease. If you ignore the disease for a prolonged period of time, there is a possibility of teeth loss. It is wise to opt for diagnosis and treatment at the first sight of periodontal disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease occurs in the gums and can be identified by the following symptoms:
- Swollen and receding gums
- Increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums
- Dark, red gums with frequent bleeding
- Inflammation and chronic infection in the gums
- Loose teeth, shifting bite and change in denture sizes
- Bad breath and taste due to infection
Pain in the gums might be expected as a symptom but is usually not associated with gum disease.
If you experience any of the symptoms above then we encourage you to come in for a consultation. Our periodontal team will be glad to diagnose and treat your periodontal disease, painlessly, with the LANAP® treatment.