Treating periodontal disease has come a long way in recent years. Now there is a gum surgery alternative called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a revolutionary treatment for gum disease that Dr. Darryl Field uses for patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease.Traditional periodontal disease surgery is not the only way to address gum disease. Traditional methods involve using a scalpel to lift back the gum line so the periodontist can get inside of the gum pockets to remove the offending bacteria and cut away diseased tissue. The process causes a lot of bleeding and inflammation. It also causes gum recession, because nearby healthy gum tissue is inadvertently destroyed too. Bone grafts and stitches are also required to hold the gums against the teeth and encourage the reattachment of soft tissue to the tooth roots.
The Gentler Gum Surgery Alternative
LANAP® is a less invasive gum surgery alternative that Dr. Field uses to treat periodontal disease without any cutting or stitches. During LANAP® he uses the FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™, a laser that is unique in its ability to target and destroy bacteria without harming any of the patient’s good tissue. With LANAP®, there is no heavy bleeding or inflammation and recovery is remarkably fast. LANAP® also delivers long-term benefits that the scalpel cannot. While completely clearing the gums of bacteria and diseased tissue, this laser gum treatment alternative also encourages new bone growth around existing teeth. Unlike traditional surgery, tooth extractions are rare so patient can look forward to keeping their teeth.LANAP® is today’s gentlest, most effective laser gum surgery alternative for moderate to severe gum disease. Call us today for gum disease treatment with Dr. Field.
Why Should You Choose LANAP?
24 Hour Recovery Time with Minimal Discomfort
98% of Laser Treated Patients Remain Stable After Five Years
Greater Predictability for Reattachment of Gum Tissue and Bone Regeneration
Less Time in the Dental Chair
Reduced Risk of Infection
Decreased Sensitivity and Less Bleeding
Little to No Gum Recession
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