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How long should I wait after having had two quadrants of osseous surgery done using LANAP before having the other side done?

Q: Yesterday I had two quadrants (osseous surgery) done using the LANAP procedure. How long should I wait before having the other side done? A: In our office, we generally do full mouth LANAP cases in one visit.  A small

Posted in LANAP, Osseous Surgery, Post-Treatment Questions

Laser Instead of Scaling and Root Planing before Crown Lengthening and Osseous Surgery?

Q: My dentist wanted me to be evaluated by a periodontist for possible bone loss. I went for an evaluation and he said I had bone loss and recommended osseous surgery 4+ per quad. I have no pain, no bleeding

Posted in Crown Lengthening, LANAP, Osseous Surgery, Scaling and Root Planing

LANAP in Lieu of Extraction, Bone Grafting, Root Scaling, & Gum Surgery

Q: I just came back from the dentist and was told I have advanced periodontal disease. The doctor I went to wants me to have one tooth pulled w/bone grafting. She then wants to do root/scale cleaning and then gum

Posted in Bone Grafting, Gum Disease, LANAP, Osseous Surgery, Periodontal Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

Just had Osseous Surgery. Need Scale Planing Too?

Q: I just had osseous surgery for gum disease. Do I need to have scale planing too? A: If someone has osseous surgery, they should not need scaling and root planing in the same location.

Posted in Osseous Surgery, Scaling and Root Planing

How Painful is having Bone Transplanted in Preparation for Dental Implants?

Q: I am missing two teeth lower teeth and am considering replacing a bridge with implants. I have been told that I will need to have bone harvested from the back of my mouth and inserted into my jaw to

Posted in Dental Implants, Osseous Surgery, Pre-Treatment Questions