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.
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.
The Benefits of LANAP® Laser Dentistry
The benefits of using LANAP® laser periodontal treatment include:
- No cutting or suturing
- Decreased discomfort during and after the procedure
- Faster treatment and fewer visits
- Quicker recovery
- Longer-lasting results for improved long-term periodontal health