No Scalpels or Stitches with Laser Gum Disease Treatment
When your periodontal disease progresses, which may be characterized by wide periodontal pockets, gum recession, tooth mobility or loss, and bone loss, Dr. Higuchi may recommend the LANAP® protocol to treat your infection without the use of scalpels or incisions. LANAP® treatment relies upon laser light to remove bacteria and infected tissue with less bleeding, discomfort and inflammation. Periodontal maintenance will be required after treatment.
Gingivectomy for Improved Health and Appearance
With a gingivectomy, Dr. Higuchi can remove excess gum tissue. A gingivectomy can be performed to eliminate tissue infected with periodontal disease or it can be utlized to correct a gummy smile.
Periodontal Maintenance Keeps Your Mouth Healthy
Periodontal maintenance is a deep cleaning that is performed every three to four months. It is recommended after gum disease treatment to periodically clear away the plaque and bacteria to prevent periodontal re-infection.
Schedule your consultation for gingivectomy or periodontal maintenance with Dr. Higuchi. Call our office to reserve an appointment and learn how we can improve the health of your gums.