LANAP is a form of laser gum disease treatment used for patients suffering from periodontal disease. The LANAP process is the only FDA-approved laser treatment used to treat gum disease.
Who may benefit from LANAP laser treatments? Patients who experience the following symptoms:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Receding gum line
- Bone Loss
The procedure itself is performed with the help of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. A tiny laser fiber is then inserted between the tooth and gum, ridding the area of bacteria and infection. Your periodontist will then clear away any tartar or plaque and apply the laser once more for a more thorough cleaning and finally seal the pocket. Following the procedure you can return to your daily activities. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the treated areas during the course of healing to allow for optimal results.
The highly advanced laser allows for precise handling from your periodontist which makes for a minimally invasive treatment requiring no cuts or incisions. The LANAP laser also provides patients with a quicker recovery time, little to no postoperative pain, and the stimulation of tissue regeneration. This process has even been known to reverse gum disease and eliminate unwanted pockets.