LANAP -----> Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
The Laser Alternative to Gum Surgery. NO SCALPELS. NO STITCHES. The new treatment for gum disease. The LANAP protocol utilizes safe and proven laser technology to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. As with periodontal surgery, this removal of bacteria allows the body to heal naturally so the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. With LANAP there is less pain and the since we do not use a scalpal, there is minimal bleeding, no stitches, and a quicker, much easier recovery. A procedure that brings your entire mouth back to health.
Sometimes the effects of periodontal disease create permanent changes in the tooth and gum structure that will cause issues in the future. Enlarged gum pockets between the tooth and the gum line are common after having advanced gum disease. Sometimes these gaps are cosmetic in nature, and affect the appearance of the gums. More commonly, the gaps put the teeth at future risk for tooth and gum disease, as they are just one more place that plaque and bacteria can collect. Pocket reduction surgery is designed to thwart the after effects of periodontal disease and restore your mouth to a healthy state.
With LANAP there is less pain & less discomfort.