LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) gum disease treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum disease treatment. With LANAP®, a dentist for gum disease can remove infected tissue without the use of a scalpel and stitches. LANAP® gum disease treatment uses lasers to kill bacteria and remove diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact.
With LANAP®, a dentist for gum disease will insert a small fiber between the tooth and the gums which will then emit a pulsed laser to remove bacteria from the infected area. Because the laser is not absorbed by healthy tissue, root, or bone, there is less bleeding and less pain than with traditional gum disease treatment. Afterward, the laser is used a second time to stimulate bone and root regeneration while simultaneously causing the blood to clot and form a tight seal around the tooth. This gives LANAP® a faster healing time than traditional gum disease treatment.
LANAP® gum disease treatment has several advantages to traditional gum disease treatment:
- Less pain. Because LANAP® does not cut away healthy tissue, it is less painful and often does not require dentists to prescribe pain medication afterward.
- Faster healing time. LANAP® preserves healthy tissue and creates an airtight seal around the tooth. This results in faster healing time and less risk of infection, making LANAP® a safer alternative.
- Little to no recession. Traditional gum disease treatment can lower the gum line anywhere from 2 – 10 mm, resulting in a number of aesthetic problem for the patient. Because LANAP® does not cut away any tissue, this is not an issue.
- Long term results. LANAP® is more predictable long-term than traditional gum disease treatment. The laser stimulates bone regeneration around the root, saving teeth that may have otherwise been extracted.
Dr. Corinne R.Scalzitti, located in Austin, TX, is a Dentist who serves patients from Lakeway, TX, Marble Falls, TX and Spicewood, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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