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Richard W. Graham, DMD, MSD
456 Patillo Court
Spartanburg, SC 29302
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Laser Gum Therapy

About LANAP™

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, the Doctor is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.

There is no cutting or suturing as with traditional methods of treating periodontal disease. This provides a fast, virtually pain free procedure that effectively treats periodontal disease.

Additionally, the precision of the laser allows the doctor to avoid removing significant tissue. This allows for a faster recovery and minimal loss of tooth and bone structure after the procedure.

The Consequences of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. In its advanced stages the gums can become red and tender. They can also bleed when you brush your teeth. Many people also experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste

Unchecked, periodontal disease becomes much more serious and deep pockets of bacteria develop. These bacteria eat away at the jawbone that supports your teeth. Periodontal bacteria also enter the blood stream and contribute to many other medical problems. Without treatment, the periodontal pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The purpose of periodontal treatment is to remove periodontal bacteria from the periodontal tissues and allow the area to heal. Until recently, bacterial removal entailed surgery and sutures.

We now offer Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™). This is a patient-friendly and minimally-invasive alternative.

The Procedure

The LANAP™ Procedure

Because your resistance to disease is affected by many factors, we will begin your first visit with a review of your dental and medical histories. This is followed by a thorough periodontal examination of your mouth and discussion of findings and treatment options. You may find it helpful to bring your spouse or a friend with you to this appointment. In most cases, no treatment is performed at this visit.

On your treatment appointment, a small laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum and the bacterial infection is removed. It takes just one 3 to 4-hour session and we can treat the entire mouth in one appointment. Most patients feel fine returning to work the very next day.

Periodontal & Dental Implant Specialist for Spartanburg, SC

Dr. Richard Graham is a periodontal and implant specialist located in Spartanburg, SC. He specializes in the treatment of gum disease and the placing of dental implants. Always looking to provide his patients with the best and most comfortable treatment available, he was one of the first in the area to offer Laser Periodontal Therapy (also known as Laser Gum Therapy, or LANAP).

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