Gum disease is a progressive disease that starts when plaque builds up around the teeth. When the gums become infected, bacteria can break down the gum tissue as well as bone tissue. Over time, this can lead to bone loss and tooth loss. Dr. Leo Tokarczyk is an experienced periodontist and offers LANAP® laser gum surgery at his practice. The innovative PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser we use to perform this procedure targets only damaged tissue and helps restore gum health, fast.
In addition to being referred to our practice by your dentist, you may need to schedule a visit if you experience any of the following:
The LANAP® protocol is a breakthrough in gum disease treatment and is our preferred choice of treatment for gum disease in Springfield, MO, Ozark, MO, and surrounding areas. Benefits of laser gum surgery include:
Since LANAP® laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, most patients recover in less than 24 hours. It is a patented therapy that is FDA cleared for gum disease treatment. The treatment involves periodontal probing to determine pocket depth around the gums before passing a laser over the diseased tissue. We use an ultrasonic scaler and small tools to remove tartar deposits and then clean the pockets with the laser. The gums start healing almost immediately and we can adjust the bite if needed.