(970) 306-0549     

4592 Streamside Circle East
Vail, CO 81657







Frequently Asked Laser Questions in Vail, CO

What are the signs that I need gum disease treatment?
Periodontal disease symptoms include bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath, loose or shifting teeth, and receding gums. These are all signs that you may need gum disease treatment.

Frequently Asked Laser Questions Vail, CO

What is the preferred gum disease treatment in Vail, CO?
Laser gum surgery using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a more effective, safer method of gum disease treatment for many patients. This laser gum surgery offers many benefits not realized with traditional gum surgery or another gum disease treatment.

What kind of laser is used with LANAP®?
The LANAP® protocol utilizes the PerioLase® MVP-7™. It is the only FDA-cleared laser for gum disease treatment. The laser wavelengths target and eradicate only bacteria and diseased tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact. The laser used in this gum disease treatment is completely safe and effective.

How many sessions will laser gum surgery take?

LANAP® gum disease treatment is performed in two sessions of two hours each. Patients find that there is little to no downtime and very little discomfort associated with laser gum surgery in Vail, CO.

How long will I need to stay home after the laser gum surgery?
This gum disease treatment is less painful and less impactful to our patients. Most patients return to work the next day. Patients typically manage any discomfort with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Is laser gum surgery safe for patients with serious medical conditions?
Yes. Laser gum surgery is a safe and effective gum disease treatment for patients who have serious medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease. Laser gum surgery is also safe for patients who take medications that generally preclude them from traditional surgery. Laser gum surgery patients experience minimal bleeding and minimal risk of bacterial infection due to the clotting and sterilizing properties of the laser.

Is laser gum surgery more expensive than traditional gum surgery?
Laser gum surgery may be roughly the same investment or slightly more. Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst offers this gum disease treatment because it provides a higher rate of patient satisfaction and for some, the safest possible gum disease treatment option.

 

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, located in Vail, CO, is a Dentist who services patients from Avon, CO, Minturn, CO, and Edwards, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!


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Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, Vail Colorado dentist, specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and laser gum surgery.

4592 Streamside Circle East

Vail CO 81657

Phone: 970-306-0549
Fax: 970-479-7903