Studies estimate that over 50% of American adults have Gum Disease – an infection below the gum line. Gum disease has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-term babies.
LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a laser-based approach to treating gum disease and failing or ailing dental implants. The LANAP® protocol uses the specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact. Generally, this method of treatment is less invasive than traditional surgery, leaving patients with less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Reduced Gum Inflammation and Bleeding
The LANAP® protocol uses laser light energy to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, and help your mouth recover faster.
Patients can keep their natural teeth, sometimes even when the teeth have been deemed ‘hopeless’ with traditional treatments. *Keeping your natural teeth has been linked to a longer lifespan!*
Minimal Recovery Time
Faster Healing – LANAP® treatment is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.
Less Pain/Sensitivity/Swelling than Traditional Surgery
Patients report less discomfort during and after surgery, allowing them to quickly return to their daily routine.
A) Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B) Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
C) Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are
used to remove root surface tarter.
D) Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing
the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E) Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
F) Bite trauma is adjusted.
G) Healing occurs.