Laser Dentistry and Gum Disease Treatment in Denver, Colorado
Dr. Charles Barotz has treated thousands of cases of gum disease, from moderate to severe, without surgery and minimal pain.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, yet many do not seek treatment because of a legitimate fear that the traditional surgical method is extremely painful and invasive. For mild to intermediate cases of gum disease, Dr. Barotz recommends conventional treatment methods, including cleaning & scaling, and treatment with dental antibiotics. Unlike most dentists, however, Dr. Barotz and the team at Barotz Dental are also equipped to handle severe cases of gum disease without resorting to painful gum surgery.
Dr. Barotz's state-of-the-art LANAP™ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) treatment provides rapid, safe and nearly pain free gum treatment. Using LANAP, Dr. Barotz can treat his patients and even regrow lost bone. Laser Dentistry offers effective treatment without the swelling, cutting & stitching of conventional gum surgery.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease (aka gum disease) is an infection of the gum and bone which support the teeth. Left untreated, it can cause the bone to dissolve, which leads to loose teeth and ultimately the loss of teeth. Periodontal disease is the number one cause for adult tooth loss; over 75 million Americans over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease. Gum disease is more common than heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s combined and has been proven to increase the risk for developing many other diseases.
Risk of heart disease can increase by 150%
Risk of stroke can increase by 300%
Risk of a premature birth or delivering a low birth weight baby can increase by 700%
Risk of respiratory infection can increase by 500%
Gum disease occurs because bacteria accumulate on the teeth and form dental plaque. If the plaque is not removed in athorough and timely manner, it attaches to the root surface inside the gum and
produces a pocket, causing irritation to the adjacent gum. The gums swell, appear slightly to moderately red and experience frequent bleeding. When the gums reach this stage, it is called gingivitis.
Gum disease occurs because bacteria accumulate on the teeth and form dental plaque. If the plaque is not removed in athorough and timely manner, it attaches to the root surface inside the gum and produces a pocket, causing irritation to the adjacent gum. The gums swell, appear slightly to moderately red and experience frequent bleeding. When the gums reach this stage, it is called gingivitis.
If gingivitis is not controlled, the bone will begin to dissolve in order to avoid bacteria. Once the bone begins to dissolve, this state of gum disease is called periodontitis. Eventually, the teeth become loose and may abscess or be lost.
LANAP Laser Gum Therapy Treatment
LANAP™ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an advanced technique used by Dr. Barotz to treat gum disease and save teeth that were previously considered hopeless. A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. The body then heals naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable.
The Millennium laser is a state-of-the-art tool that has saved thousands of teeth and helped countless patients bring themselves back to a more healthy state.
Only 1% of U.S. dentists, including Dr. Barotz, are certified to perform Laser Gum Therapy for treating gum disease. LANAP is the only laser gum treatment protocol that is patented and FDA approved for new attachment of gum and bone tissue around teeth.
Most laser systems have not undergone clinical studies evaluating their performance. LANAP is the only dental laser system that has treatment results confirmed and verified by clinical and laboratory studies. Perhaps most importantly, LANAP Laser Therapy is less painful and heals faster than traditional gum surgery, and yields miraculous results in many cases.
Benefits of LANAP Laser Gum Disease Therapy vs. traditional cut & stitch surgery
Much less painful, much quicker recovery
Highly effective alternative to cut & stitch surgery that’s proven to regenerate bone
Much less invasive: minimal bleeding because no scalpel or stitches are required
Preserves healthy gum tissue instead of cutting it away
Reduces root exposure and sensitivity.
Get a Complimentary Consultation
Dr. Charles Barotz has been a pioneer in enhancing smiles with state-of-the-art dentistry since 1980. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, he has dedicated his life to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. At Barotz Dental you will find:
Cutting edge Laser Dentistry technology
Quick and efficient dental care
Personalized and comfortable service
A team that can transform your smile under one roof without referring you around town
In a complimentary consultation, Dr. Barotz will show you the possible options available to improve your smile. If you are concerned you might have gum disease, visit our ofﬁce in Denver, CO and Dr. Barotz will evaluate your situation. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Barotz Dental for your complimentary consultation:
Dr. Barotz will listen to your needs;
Fully explain your options;
Review possible procedures.
To schedule your complimentary consultation, please call us at (720) 573-1500.