Q. Is laser gum disease treatment safe?

A. Yes. Laser gum disease treatment is completely safe. Laser dentistry has been used effectively for several decades and the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is the only FDA and Health Canada cleared protocol for gum disease treatment. We are trained and certified to perform LANAP®.

Q. Is laser gum disease treatment painful?

A. Patients experience less pain with laser gum surgery and are able to manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers, returning to work the day following the procedure. Remember, there are no scalpels or sutures used in this gum disease treatment by Dr. Yee, unlike traditional dental surgery.

Q. What is the difference between traditional surgery and laser gum disease treatment?

A. The most salient distinction between the two is that laser gum surgery uses a laser to eradicate bacteria and reduce inflammation without need for cutting and suturing, characteristic of traditional surgery. Laser gum disease treatment by our clinic affords numerous advantages of patient comfort and long term health when compared with traditional surgery.

Q. Is it true that laser gum disease treatment can regenerate bone?

A. Yes. It is the only procedure proven to regenerate bone, reversing the ravaging effects of periodontal disease, and saving teeth that would otherwise be extracted. This regeneration results from a step in the laser gum disease treatment. We utilize the laser to stimulate the bone, tooth root, and tissue, catalyzing the body to regenerate bone.

Q. Is laser gum disease treatment by a dentist right for me?

A. Laser gum surgery does not interfere with any medications nor does it negatively impact existing medical conditions. If you are interested in this procedure, the best course of action is to discuss your unique needs with our dentist. We can review your medical and dental history to help you make the healthiest decision for you.