LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment

The Dangers of Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, over 64 million Americans over the age of 30 are suffering from some form of gum disease. While the mildest stage of gum disease may not appear to be a severe problem, this progressive condition will continue to get worse and eventually cause irreversible damage to the gums, bone, and teeth. Gum disease begins when a buildup of plaque and tartar release harmful bacteria that cause inflammation and infection of the gum tissue. As the gums recede and pull away from the teeth, deep pockets form between the teeth and the gums, creating a larger space for calculus and bacteria to build up. This untreated infection and inflammation have been linked to serious systemic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and even stroke. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, periodontist, Dr. Ellie Love, and our experienced Rancho Mirage, CA team provides minimally invasive gum disease treatment with LANAP®.

Symptoms of Gum Disease:

  • Gum recession
  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

What Is LANAP?®

LANAP® is the preferred and highly effective gum disease treatment alternative to conventional and invasive osseous surgery. Unlike osseous surgery, LANAP® utilizes a leading dental laser to remove diseased tissue and bacteria so that healthy gum tissue is not cut or harmed during the treatment process. This greatly reduces trauma to the gums, accelerating both the healing times and the regeneration of new tissue growth after the area is cauterized by the dental laser. For any stage of gum disease, LANAP®, when carried out by our experienced periodontist, can eradicate the bacteria and restore gums and bone to proper health long-term.



LANAP Treatment Is the Ideal Choice

  • Treats gum disease without incisions or sutures
  • Minimizes pain, bleeding, and swelling
  • Promotes hard and soft tissue regeneration
  • Treatment commonly completed in one visit
  • Significantly less healthy soft tissue loss
  • Accelerated healing and recovery time

Choose Our Periodontist for Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Ellie Love has been practicing periodontology since 1998 and has been an early adopter of modern technology such as LANAP® for her entire career. One of the first periodontists to include LANAP® technology in the Coachella Valley, she is vastly experienced in gum disease treatment using minimally invasive dental lasers and has helped hundreds of patients restore their oral health with personalized, effective treatment. Dr. Love is a member of many prestigious associations in dentistry and remains at the forefront of advancements in periodontal technology and techniques in order to provide the best care for her patients. If you have symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible! Seeking the care of our experienced periodontist is the best way to ensure the health of your smile is not compromised by gum disease.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us! Rancho Mirage Office Phone Number 760-836-1809