LAPT is about as easy as erasing a blackboard - there's NO CUTTING and NO SUTURING. Laser energy has a tremendous effect on obliterating bacteria and stimulating the regenerative properties of the gums. The dental laser allows the gum pocket to heal from the bottom "up" in contrast to traditional gum surgery which usually includes cutting the gums and moving them "down". There's much less discomfort with LAPT therapy than with standard surgery - during and after the procedure.
LAPT gives better, longer-lasting results. In fact, 98% of LAPT treated patients remain stable after five years, while only 5% reportedly remain stable after surgery. Your dentist will probably recommend a soft diet for a day or two, and common sense should prevail, but in most cases, patients feel good enough to eat anything they want right after the procedure. (Following traditional surgery, recovery can take between to 2-4 weeks during which patients can experience considerable pain and swelling, where they may be restricted to liquid or soft diets.) There's less than 24 hour recovery period, so you won't lose time from work.
LAPT therapy is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin or Cyclosporine.
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