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Laser Gum LAPT Treatment

There are different options for the treatment of gum disease, one of which is LAPT (Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment) laser gum surgery. Also called laser-assisted periodontal therapy

What is Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LAPT)?

Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up around teeth. Plaque is made up of a film of bacteria. Your body attempts to fight off this form of bacterial infection by causing the gum tissues to swell or bleed when you brush, floss or eat. This first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. Gingivitis can be reversed with good oral hygiene, like regular cleanings and stringent home care routines.

If your gingivitis goes untreated, it will become periodontitis or periodontal disease, an advanced gum disease. The gums and bones around your teeth will be destroyed, and you may not even be aware that it’s happening.

There are different options for the treatment of gum disease, one of which is Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LAPT). LAPT uses laser to address infections around your teeth. The laser releases short bursts of laser energy at precise frequencies. In turn, the infected tissue is removed, and the bacteria that cause the infection are killed off. It’s safe with a faster recovery time, and your procedure is virtually painless.

Benefits of LAPT

Among the benefits of LAPT over traditional gum disease surgery are:

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Why Choose Magical Smiles for Laser Gum Treatment

If you’re affected by advanced gum disease (also known as periodontitis), you can be facing the loss of your teeth.

Advanced gum disease damages the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontal pockets form, and the bacteria can spread to other teeth in the mouth. The deep pockets will loosen your teeth. Our laser gum treatment, Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LAPT), can remove diseased tissue, kill bacteria, and boast short, virtually painless recovery times.

When it comes to your oral health, your gums are just as important as your teeth. Our team is dedicated to making sure that you have a gorgeous smile as well as excellent dental health. If you’re concerned about your gums, you may require further treatment for gum disease. Our gentle and caring staff can provide the solutions you need in our warm, uplifting environment. There’s no need to feel nervous about your treatment. Let your apprehensions melt away at Magical Smiles!

Find out whether you’re a candidate for LAPT. Contact our team today at (03) 8373 0996 to schedule your consultation!

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FAQs about Laser Gum Treatment

Periodontitis therapy with lasers may appear to be costly, but it does not have to be. The cost of laser surgery varies, although it is usually comparable to traditional cut-and-sew surgery. In Australia, the average cost of LAPT ranges from $500 to $550 per quadrant. The cost of a full mouth procedure ranges from $2,000 to $2,2000.
LAPT laser gum surgery has been demonstrated to be an effective gum disease treatment in studies. The trials have revealed positive results, such as less tooth loss after laser surgical treatment. Laser dentistry has also been shown to help periodontal patients in periodontal regeneration by boosting new tissue attachments between gum and bone after laser treatment.
Several concerns can make you a good candidate for LAPT. It may be ideal for you if you have had previous deep cleanings, but excessive pocket depth remains between your gums and teeth. LAPT gum surgery is especially beneficial to patients with moderate-to-severe gum disease. It is an excellent alternative treatment method for patients who have an aversion to pain associated with conventional surgery. Find out whether you’re a candidate for LAPT gum surgery. Contact Magical Smiles today to schedule your consultation!
Only dentists who have had LAPT treatment protocol training can perform LAPT to treat gum disease.
There are four different steps involved in your surgical procedure. During the first, the dental laser removes the pocket lining. Then, hand instruments and an ultrasonic tool clean the surfaces of the tooth root. The laser disinfects the pocket and seals up the wound. The tissue is compressed against your teeth, and while it is healing, the gum can reattach.
Periodontal disease treatment coverage varies by health fund policy and provider. It is best to check your policy’s level of cover with your health fund provider and speak to your dentist about your coverage plan.
Sedation options are available to assist you in being comfortable during therapy. Local anaesthetic is administered so that you don’t feel pain during your LAPT gum surgery. Local anaesthetic is necessary to ensure you are comfortable while the doctor is treating the deeply infected sites. We also have other sedation options to assist you further.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 03 8373 0996.

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