LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, uses advanced technology to treat periodontal disease. The specialized wavelength laser removes diseased and infected tissue from underneath and around the gumline effectively. After tissue removal, the gum heals naturally while halting disease progression.
Millions of people suffer from gum disease. If not treated, the disease can move from mild (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis). Untreated gum disease can lead to severe symptoms, including tooth pain, loose teeth, receding gums, and bone loss.
Unfortunately, most people do not know they have gum disease until it reaches an advanced stage. Others put off getting treatment due to fear of dental procedures. Dental lasers offer a treatment option ideal for everyone, including those who fear gum surgery.
LANAP is an FDA-approved laser technique that helps to remove diseased gum tissue. The laser has several pulse durations targeting specific tissue. Removal of the diseased or unhealthy gum tissue can be done without cutting, using scalpels, or needing sutures. The treatment depends on the natural healing process to heal the tissue. Using splints alongside the treatment can help to keep the teeth in place during the healing.
The dental practitioner will conduct a comprehensive exam before you get LANAP. The initial consultation includes an oral exam, dental X-rays, and comparing treatment options. You can learn more about the procedure during the consultation. You will discover what to expect before, during, and after treatment.
A special dental laser helps to remove the diseased tissue in the affected areas. Following the post-treatment instructions will ensure effective healing of the gum tissue. Maintaining proper oral hygiene will prevent the need for additional treatment.
There are good reasons to choose LANAP to treat gum disease. Benefits of the procedure include:
· It is less invasive than traditional surgical options.
· It is an effective treatment for the removal of infected gum tissue.
· The procedure requires minimal downtime.
· The treatment is less painful than other dental procedures.
· It is a quick and easy procedure that does not require anesthesia.
· The procedure helps to boost the body’s natural healing process.
· The treatment does not involve the use of incisions or sutures.
· There is less bleeding and swelling during and after treatment.
There is a reduced chance of post-operative infections after LANAP. Patients do not risk losing healthy gum tissue as a result of surgery.
The use of dental lasers helps to provide patients with the best dental care. They are the latest innovation in gum disease treatment. Lasers can work alongside scaling, root planing, and other dental procedures.
Periodontal Laser Therapy can help to reduce oral bacteria while promoting gum reattachment around the teeth. It reduces the risk of gum disease progression or future reoccurrences. LANAP helps to promote the regeneration of tissues and bones lost due to advanced gum disease. Your dentist can create an individualized treatment plan depending on your gum condition.
For more on LANAP, visit Concierge Smile Boutique at our office in Culver City, California. Call (424) 404-6400 or text us at (424) 361-6272 to book an appointment today.