At Distinctive Dental Care in Bundaberg, we are excited to offer the LANAP True-Regeneration treatment – the only proven bone regeneration protocol with FDA clearance.
The True-Regeneration is an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatments. If you have been told you need a scalpel and suture gum surgery, there’s a laser alternative you need to learn about.
Around 50% of adults over 30 have periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease starts off as plaque, an opaque film which eventually hardens, forming tartar or calculus.
Calculus deposits harbour bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterised by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Unchecked, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting bone structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.
The way to repair the damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But today Distinctive Dental Care can offer the LANAP® Protocol, a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure that’s a great improvement over standard gum surgery. We are also very proud to say that Dr Makepeace was the 6th doctor in Australia to buy one of these lasers, and there are still only 10 users in Australia – meaning we are on the forefront.