What is LANAP® Treatment?
Only some patients diagnosed with periodontitis end up seeking the treatment they need. If you are not treated for gum disease, you may be at a higher risk for developing other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. Until recently, the only option for treating gum disease involved cutting the tissue and suturing it together, or extracting teeth and restoring the smile with dental implants.
The introduction of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ used in the LANAP® protocol allows Dr. Tracey to kill bacteria and eradicate diseased tissues without harming healthy areas. This is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the gums to heal quickly and also delivers more predictable results.
LANAP® treatment is an FDA cleared protocol for gum disease and is backed by extensive science and research studies. It offers a higher standard of care for patients with periodontitis and can save teeth that might otherwise have to be pulled and replaced.
Benefits of the LANAP® Protocol for Periodontitis Treatment:
Fast healing time – Since LANAP® treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, the gums heal very quickly after treatment.
Minimal discomfort - The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser has bio-stimulation capabilities which causes minimal patient discomfort.
Less downtime - Most patients undergoing LANAP® treatment return to work the same day.
Little to no gum recession - The laser procedure does not lower the gum line like traditional gum surgery often will.
Reduced inflammation and bleeding - The procedure can remove up to 90 percent of inflammation in the mouth after a single visit and leaves healthy tissue intact. This results in minimal bleeding and inflammation of the tissue.
Saves teeth - Laser gum surgery can help save your teeth!
Bone regeneration - The laser can promote regeneration of bone lost to gum disease.
Safe – The LANAP® protocol has no contraindications.
The LANAP® protocol can promote improved oral and overall health through the effective treatment of periodontal infections. For more information about periodontitis treatment options, schedule your consultation with Dr. Tracey in Pomona, NY today!