LANAP™ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)
Periodontitis results from untreated gingivitis, and can lead to this much more serious condition. In worst cases, toxins produced by bacteria destroy the gums and bone supporting the teeth, until the teeth become so loose they have to be removed. This disease takes several forms and may be influenced by other conditions. So, it is one of the most crucial reasons for having regular dental checks.
Laser Periodontal Therapy; we have recently completed training in this FDA-approved, ground-breaking technique. It involves using a laser specifically designed to treat gum and bone infections, and facilitates the healing and regeneration of tissue. Patients who undergo this therapy report that it is gentle with little or no discomfort. This is perhaps the biggest step forward in treating gum disease in many years. Now there's a new, less traumatic treatment for periodontal disease. The LANAP™ protocol utilize safe and proven laser technology to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. With this new procedure, only the diseased tissue is removed and the height of the tissue around the tooth is maintained. The LANAP™ treatment controls periodontal disease and makes it possible to save and restore healthy teeth that may otherwise have to be extracted.
This removal of bacteria allows the body to heal naturally so the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. But, with LANAP™ protocol, there is less pain, and since the gum tissue is not cut with a scalpel, there are no stitches, minimal bleeding, and a quicker, much easier recovery.