Periodontics is the dental speciality focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments such as scaling, root planning ,root surface debridement and regenerative procedures.
Laser assisted new attachment procedure is a surgical therapy for the treatment of periodontitis intended to work through regeneration rather than resection . LANAP does not require scalpel or sutures, making it minimally invasive with little pain or discomfort. Because LANAP does not require the cutting of gums to decrease pocket depth ,there is little to no gum line recession nor aesthetic alteration of your smile.
Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease .It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis ,especially if the initial non surgical treatment (scaling and root planning ) has not eliminated the gum infection.