Our dentist and team are committed to using the best available technologies, techniques, and materials to provide you with the highest possible level of dental care. We are pleased to offer laser gum treatment, or LANAP® (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) to provide you with gum treatment that is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Laser gum therapy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is a gentler way to treat periodontal disease. Using a dental laser, Dr. James D. Schuette can kill bacteria, remove infected tissues, and seal the gum tissues. The doctor can also use lasers to stimulate the growth of new bone and the connective tissues in your jaw. Using a dental laser also decreases bleeding and lowers your risk for infection and swelling following the treatment by lowering Hb A1C and C reactive proteins. Because dental lasers are very precise, our dentist can treat the diseased tissues without adversely affecting nearby healthy tissues. if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, we encourage you to speak with our dentist about LANAP therapy and whether it might be beneficial for your oral health.

In addition to being used to treat gum disease, laser therapy is useful in treating canker sores and cold sores, effectively removing decay from a tooth, allowing for smaller fillings; hardening (curing) a dental filling or removing an old filling. Additionally, we can use lasers to enlarge a patient’s airway to reduce snoring and allow for a better night’s sleep. Lasers can be used to thoroughly clean nerve chambers to prepare a patient for a root canal. Lasers are also beneficial for easing tooth movement for orthodontic treatment. Laser dentistry minimizes discomfort during dental treatment. In fact we do not need to use local anesthetic during many laser treatments. We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about laser dentistry and its benefits. We are dedicated to providing your smile with the care you need!