The following back and forth took place between Dr. Linden and a woman who was not his patient, but who had posted a question regarding dry mouth following LANAP treatment. Dear Dr. Linden, I am 53 years old and have had gum disease since I was a child. My dentist just recently “learned” how to
Dry Mouth Following LANAP?
Q: I’m trying to debate on whether I should do LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) to save my patient’s teeth, or just extract them and do GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) for an implant-supported fixed partial denture. My patient is a 25 year old rock musician with a 13 pack-year history of smoking and several
Q: I had four very impacted wisdom teeth removed four days ago. I have been in a lot of pain, taking Vicodin every 4 hours and Naproxen in between Vicodin doses. My cheeks swelled so big that it’s affecting my eye sight. I have not been able to open my mouth hardly at all. Every
Q: When I brush it bleeds and feels loose. I don’t know what to do. I’m only 15. This should not be happening. A: I would suggest a consultation with a Laser Trained (LANAP) Periodontist. Is there a family history?