Do you suffer from gum disease?
Through the latest technological advancements in dental therapy, there is now a minimally invasive laser treatment for gum disease.
LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is becoming increasingly popular among dental professionals and patients.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects a large portion of the population annually. This non-surgical procedure is ideal for patients concerned about the risks and discomfort associated with traditional gum surgery.
This article will highlight details about the LANAP laser system and its benefits.
What is LANAP?
LANAP uses a special laser to remove diseased tissue and bacteria from the gum line, allowing healthy tissue to regenerate and reattach to the tooth root.
It is minimally invasive, and patients experience less pain, so they don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable during the treatment.
Unlike traditional gum surgery, which involves cutting and suturing the gums, LANAP’s laser removes diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue.
The treatment takes two visits to the dentist.
In the first visit, the dentist uses a laser to remove infected gum tissue and clean the area. Then the laser is used to grow healthy gum tissue.
During the second visit, the dentist makes sure everything is healing properly.
LANAP has many benefits, such as no surgery, minimal discomfort, and helping healthy tissue grow back.
Benefits of LANAP
There are several benefits to the LANAP procedure, including the following:
LANAP is less invasive than traditional gum disease treatments, such as scaling and root planing or gum surgery. This means patients experience less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Shorter recovery time
Because LANAP is minimally invasive, patients typically experience a shorter recovery time than they would with other treatments.
Preservation of healthy tissue
The laser used in LANAP can distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue, which means that healthy tissue is left intact.
Regeneration of healthy tissue
LANAP promotes the regeneration of healthy gum tissue, which can improve the health and appearance of the gums.
Avoid gum recession
Gum recession is a major warning sign that you are beginning to develop gum disease. With this being said, it’s vital to be sure that you are being proactive about seeking treatment.
Experience less pain
In the past, traditional periodontal disease was thought of as painful because it involved the use of incisions and sutures. However, with the LANAP laser procedure, the process is pain-free.
Traditional gum disease treatments often can cause bleeding to your gums because they are sensitive. However, with LANAP, the precise lasers help minimize bleeding.
Enjoy lasting results
Advancements in technology have allowed the LANAP procedure to provide patients with long-lasting results. Please schedule your appointment with our doctor today for gum disease treatment.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Once they hear about the benefits, most patients want to know whether they’re a good candidate for the procedure.
This will need a complete examination by Dr. Field and the team. If you have moderate-to-severe gum disease, there’s a good chance that you are.
LANAP is a minimally invasive laser gum disease treatment that offers several benefits over traditional treatments.
Its precise targeting of diseased tissue and ability to promote tissue regeneration make it an attractive option for many patients.
Schedule your LANAP gum disease treatment with Dr. Field today!
Contact our Fernandina Beach or Jacksonville, FL, office to schedule your LANAP gum disease treatment.
We provide services for people in Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Beach, FL, and the neighboring areas.