Advantages of Laser Treatment

What Can LANAP™, Laser Periodontal Therapy, and Laser Gum Therapy Do For Me?

There is now another effective and minimally invasive alternative treatment option available for you if you have been afraid of what could result from traditional periodontal or gum surgery.

Laser gum therapy, laser periodontal therapy, and LANAP™ (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is now available. It is very efficient in removing the bacteria from your gums while significantly limiting tooth sensitivity and gum recession to your mouth.

LANAP™ is a patented therapy designed for the treatment of gum diseases that does not make incisions or use stitches. No cutting or stitching of the gums is necessary with the laser procedure, making it a more comfortable, minimally invasive and fast-healing process.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that occurs in the soft tissue and bone that supports your teeth and helps keep them in place. This condition is common in many adults and is caused by several factors. Some factors include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Misaligned or crowded teeth
  • Certain medications

Common treatments for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This is a nonsurgical technique that removes and cleans the plaque from the tooth surface and roots. An alternative treatment option is also gum flap surgery, which is when the gum is cut and flapped up to allow deep and thorough cleaning of the tooth surface and root. The gums are then sutured back into place. Now with advances in laser technology, lasers can be used to effectively and precisely clean the diseased areas without harming the healthy soft tissue.

How Does LANAP™ Laser Periodontal Therapy Work?

LANAP™ is a minimally invasive procedure procedure that does not require any incisions or sutures. During the laser gum treatment, lasers are utilized to access and remove the infected and inflamed gum tissue surrounding the tooth root. The fine tip of the laser is inserted between the gum tissue and tooth, allowing the special wavelength to vaporize the bacteria and diseased tissue. Once the infected gum tissue is removed, the root is exposed and root scaling beings. Root scaling involves scraping off the plaque build up and calculus below the gum line and root.

Advantages of Laser Gum Treatment and Laser Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can cause several health issues when left untreated. Laser gum treatment and laser gum therapy are effective treatment options that have several benefits. During this procedure, no general anesthetic is needed. Because there are no incisions or sutures made, the recovery time is faster and easier compared to traditional gum surgery. Also, using laser technology allows our doctors to precisely and accurately target the diseased areas.

Below are other benefits associated with using laser gum treatment and laser gum therapy:

Comparison of Laser Gum Dentistry vs. Traditional Periodontal Surgery

For more information on LANAP™ laser gum treatment or to schedule a consultation, call us at (877) 316-4330.