LANAP® Laser Periodontal Treatment
LANAP®, or laser-assisted new attachment procedure, is an innovative way of treating gum disease that relies upon the ability of your periodontal tissues to heal themselves. The procedure involves removing bacteria and infection with a specially-calibrated soft-tissue laser, then allowing healthy gum tissues to heal and successfully reattach to your teeth through regular periodontal maintenance. By avoiding the need for scalpel surgery, LANAP® offers a more comfortable, less invasive method of protecting your teeth and smile from periodontal disease.
Our dentist serving Frisco and Plano is happy to answer all of your questions about LANAP® and help determine whether or not it is the right treatment for you.
An Alternative to Traditional Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an advanced infection in your periodontal tissues resulting from an excessive buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar along the gum line. In traditional cases of advanced gum disease, surgery may be necessary to remove infected gum tissues to stop the disease from spreading.
Laser periodontal treatment utilizes PerioLase® technology and the LANAP® protocol to help many patients avoid the invasive nature of conventional surgery. The laser allows Dr. Vahadi to quickly and effectively eradicate bacteria colonies and infection from underneath your gums, which reduces inflammation so healthy tissues have an improved chance of recovery and reattachment to your teeth.
How the Process Works
After using Periolase to create access to periodontal pockets and infected area, like any conventional treatment, we start the procedure by deep cleaning underneath your gum lines to help remove any hardened deposits. Then, we use the LANAP® laser to sterilize each infected tooth and eliminate any remaining pathogens. While this procedure doesn’t require any cutting or sutures, those with dental anxiety may want to take advantage of our convenient sedative options to feel more relaxed throughout the procedure.
The Benefits of LANAP® Laser Dentistry
The benefits of using LANAP® laser periodontal treatment include:
- No scalpel cutting or suturing
- Decreased discomfort during and after the procedure
- Faster treatment and fewer visits
- Quicker recovery, as the teeth reattach to the teeth faster
- Bone loss prevention
- Eliminate bacteria from gum pockets
- Longer-lasting results for improved long-term periodontal health
Experience all of the benefits of a healthy, vibrant smile without having to endure all of the appointments and downtime. If you’re interested in learning more about the LANAP® laser periodontal treatment and whether or not it’s right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Lone Star Dental Care today.