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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

Non-Surgical Periodontal Care

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Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry provides non-surgical periodontal care in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ. To learn more, call our New York office at 631-351-3444 or our New Jersey office at 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is Non-Surgical Periodontal Care?

Non-surgical periodontal care refers to procedures that don’t require the cutting of tissue, such as laser therapy. One example is LANAP™ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). LANAP™ uses a laser to regenerate the tissues that support your teeth, including the gums, bone, cementum, and ligaments that have been lost due to gum disease. The laser targets infected tissue, detecting its darker color. At the same time it activates the healthy tissue, encouraging it to regenerate and reattach to the bone. LANAP™ not only treats gum disease, it reduces the risk of reinfection.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Care

There are many benefits of non-surgical periodontal care: 

  • Less invasive. The use of a laser makes it less invasive than traditional periodontal surgery that would require the use of a scalpel to cut the tissue.
  • No postoperative pain. You’ll experience no postoperative pain after LANAP™ because no tissue is cut. Any discomfort you may experience should be easily managed with over the counter pain medication.
  • Fewer side effects. You’ll have less swelling, bleeding, and overall discomfort with non-surgical periodontal care.
  • Faster results. LANAP™ provides faster regeneration of tissue with less recovery time.

Are You a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Periodontal Care?

You may be a good candidate for non-surgical periodontal procedures like LANAP™ if you have had gum disease that progressed enough that the support structures for your teeth are affected. When gum disease goes untreated it can cause the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth and the jaw bone to deteriorate. But LANAP™ can reverse that damage by removing diseased tissue and regenerating healthy tissue.

Why Choose Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry?

Not every periodontic practice provides LANAP™ technology, but Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry does. We strive to improve the patient experience in every way possible, which is why we provide the latest technology to make periodontal procedures more comfortable and effective. Our patients are our priority, because without you, we wouldn’t have a practice. We want to be the periodontist you want to visit to improve your oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I eat after non-surgical periodontal procedures?

We recommend a liquid diet for the first 24 hours, followed by soft foods for the next 3-7 days. Avoid anything hard, crunchy, or spicy for the first 2 weeks and avoid chewing in that area in general.

When is it safe to brush and floss my teeth after LANAP™?

It is best to avoid brushing and flossing in that area until you receive permission from your dentist. Brush and floss the rest of your teeth in the non-affected areas to keep them clean.

Do I need to stop taking any medications before the procedure?

Patients who are on blood thinning medications may be used to the concept of stopping their medication before a surgery. But LANAP™ is a non-surgical procedure, meaning you should not experience any bleeding and you will not need to adjust your medication.

Call 631-351-3444 or 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303 Melville, NY 11747
Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
901 Mountain Ave, SC-13 Springfield, NJ 07081
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2780 Merrick Rd Bellmore, NY 11710
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