Peter Thompson DDS

Laser Periodontal Therapy

laser Periodontal TherapyPeriodontal disease is much more common that you might think. In fact, 3 out 4 people in Carlsbad will suffer from periodontal disease at some point. Commonly referred to as gum disease, this condition is the number one cause of tooth loss in America.

How do you know if have gum disease? Symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Irritation
  • Bleeding of the gums

If these symptoms sound familiar, you may have gum disease, but Dr. Thompson can help.

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a minimally invasive, extremely effective gum disease therapy. Advanced cases of periodontal disease used to require gum surgery, but LANAP allows Dr. Thompson to treat infected gum tissue with the accuracy of advanced laser targeting, removing the least amount of tissue possible. That means no destruction of healthy gum tissue, a less painful procedure, and an easier, more comfortable recovery.

Serving residents of Carlsbad, NM Dr. Thompson offers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, including LANAP – gum disease laser therapy. Call (575) 268-0007 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.