Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Cape Coral, Florida
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a bacterial infection that causes chronic inflammation of the gums and becomes worse over time if it is not properly treated. As it progresses, the disease causes increasing damage to gum and bone tissue and can eventually result in the loss of one or more teeth.
Comfortable Advanced Care With LANAP®
Since 1980, Dr. Molzan has been using non-surgical means to remedy gum disease. He has recently added gentle and highly effective laser therapy to these options.
The laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) protocol enables Dr. Molzan to use a soft-tissue laser instead of a scalpel to gently remove diseased tissue and restore gum health. Because the laser specifically targets the pigment in diseased tissue, surrounding healthy tissue is not affected, and the treatment is more comfortable for patients than traditional cut-and-sew gum surgery. The laser not only destroys the bad bacteria that are present, it also stimulates the body’s natural regenerative potential to help rebuild bone around the teeth that may have been lost or damaged due to gum disease.
- Comprehensive oral examination
- Oral cancer screening
- 3D CT scan and panoramic X-ray
- Digital Smile Makeover
- Meet with the doctor and discuss your goals and concerns
- Learn about your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
- Review financing options
- Receive a treatment plan
Florida requires the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse pay, cancel payment or to be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.
DNA Testing for Accurate Antibiotic Treatment
Since not all patients develop the same species of bacteria, Dr. Molzan also uses cutting-edge DNA testing to determine the specific bacteria present in each patient’s gums. This allows him to determine the most effective treatment for each case and target the bacteria with the right antibiotics.
How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
People are often unaware they have gum disease because it may not cause pain until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Symptoms include the following:
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard food
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Pain or sores in the mouth
- Gums that are receding or have pulled away from the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Any change in the way teeth fit together when biting