Feel Good Factor - Gum and Get it

NicoleISSUE FINAL_ISSUU-280Marbella’s renowned Cosmetic Dental Clinic offers a first-class service, state of the art facilities and a gentle and friendly approach to dental care. With more than 80 percent of all adults suffering from gum infections, head surgeon Dr. Steinruck, a recognised expert in implantology, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, felt it was important to share the clinic’s latest treatment for this condition with us.

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

When gum disease is only superficial it’s called Gingivitis, but if the pockets around the tooth are deeper than 3-4mm it is called Periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a mixture of sticky carbon hydrates, different kinds of bacteria and minerals which fill the space around the tooth and grow downwards like a coral reef, separating the tooth from the bone and leading to gum retraction. If this process isn’t stopped, the tooth becomes wobbly and afterwards it will fall out.

Until now, the treatment consisted of mechanical removal of plaque and tartar, but scaling, root planning and scratching is not a sufficiently effective treatment.

LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)

The new possibilities of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) offer a much more efficient solution! Instead of purporting to remove the bacteria mechanically (which is impossible), the laser kills any germs using its powerful light. It also pumps energy into the surrounding bone cells, so they start to regrow. This procedure reverses any gum destroying diseases and is now available for the first time. The laser treatment received a seal of approval from the American FDA a couple of years ago. The treatment has to be performed with a cleaning and root planning for all teeth in ONE appointment, a so called Full Mouth Disinfection.


Previously, after successful Periodontal Treatment, there was always the problem of maintenance, but now the Marbella Cosmetic Dental Clinic uses the PARO-PROTECT-SYSTEM to maintain the gums in a healthy state. This treatment provides patients with specially designed shields that should be worn from two to five hours per week. The shields protect the healing process of the gums and hold a antibacterial medication in place, which ensures that it is not washed away by saliva. As you can see, the combination of both treatment and maintenance will improve a patient’s oral health.

Marbella’s Cosmetic Dental Clinic

Tel: +34 952 90 71 73

24h: +34 677 355 301


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