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What is LANAP®?
If you have been told that you have periodontal disease and surgery will be required, it is important to know the difference between traditional gum surgery, (which utilizes a scalpel and sutures) and laser surgery.
Traditional surgery typically utilizes a scalpel so that the doctor can reflect the gum tissue back for visibility and to clean the pocket and reduce the pocket depth. The pocket depth is reduced by cutting away tissue. In many cases the additional use of bone grafting or membrane materials will be needed in order to achieve reattachment of the gum tissue to the root surface of the tooth. Although in some cases the only way to treat the patient is by traditional surgery the vast majority of patients that we see opt for the less invasive and more comfortable LANAP®, or Laser Gum Surgery.
LANAP® does not require the use of a blade, or sutures. It is a minimally invasive surgery that results in very little recession and pain for the patient. The laser operates at a wavelength that can tell the difference between the diseased tissue and the healthy tissue. This means that the laser is extremely safe and selective when being used in surgery. For the first time we can remove the diseased tissue and bacteria from your gums without harming, cutting, or removing healthy tissue!
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LANAP® is the ONLY FDA cleared protocol for the treatment of periodontitis! It is also the ONLY laser with the science, research, and human histological studies to PROVE its claims! No matter what clinician you decide to get laser treatment from be sure that your doctors is LANAP® Certified and they are using the PerioLase® MVP-7™.
The Benefits of LANAP®
LANAP® is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the body to heal itself quickly
Due to the biostimulation capabilities of the PerioLase® there is usually little to no discomfort for our patients. It is very rare to prescribe pain medication post op LANAP®.
Most patients that opt for laser gum surgery can go straight back to their daily activities the same day!
Little to No Recession
Patients travel from across the state to have laser surgery because it does not lower the level of the gum line like traditional surgery.
Reduce Inflammation and Bleeding
The PerioLase® MVP-7™can remove 90% of the inflammation in your mouth after one visit. The laser specifically targets the bacteria in your mouth while leaving the healthy tissue intact.
With the LANAP® Protocol we are able to control the bleeding with the laser. This results in less bleeding and complications.
Patient’s number one reason to receive laser gum surgery is because they want to save and keep their natural teeth.
LANAP® is the only protocol scientifically proven to regenerate bone around teeth.
There are zero contraindications with this laser meaning it does not interfere with any disease or medication.
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