Treating Periodontitis in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

FAQ’s About Treating Periodontitis

Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley treats periodontitis with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a newer, more efficient laser gum surgery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL that delivers remarkable results in less time and with only minimal discomfort.

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  • What is the difference between gum disease and periodontal disease?
    • Gum disease or periodontal disease both mean oral bacteria are affecting the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. Early gum disease, called gingivitis, affects the gums but not the teeth and bone. Without treatment, it can progress into mid to late stage gum disease, called periodontitis, which is more serious because now the teeth and bone are affected. Laser gum surgery with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley can stop the damage.
  • Does laser surgery hurt?
    • Laser gum surgery in Hollywood, FL for periodontitis is preferred because it produces only minimal discomfort. We do not cut any soft tissue or use sutures to mend your gum line. Laser targets disease without harming good tissue, which means minimal pain and bleeding.
  • What else does LANAP® do?
    • Patients with periodontitis have bone loss. Research shows that LANAP® can help restore deteriorated bone so that teeth are supported again and less likely to become lost. Laser also reduces the incidence of gum recession resulting from treatment since no incisions are made.
  • Is LANAP® safer than traditional gum surgery?
    • Laser is FDA cleared for safely treating periodontitis, as is the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser that Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley use.
  • How do you determine if laser is the appropriate treatment for me?
    • Laser gum surgery is often the preferred treatment for moderate to severe gum disease. A consultation and exam with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley is the only way to know for sure if laser is best for you.

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