LANAP Procedure In Spring, TX

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What is LANAP?

LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol and is a form of laser therapy involving a soft tissue laser known as the PerioLase MVP-7 to treat gum disease, specifically periodontitis. A soft tissue laser is used to remove the bacteria in the infected gum tissue while simultaneously regenerating new bone and soft tissue. 

The laser is a minimally invasive alternative to scalpel surgery and the laser’s coagulating effect results in faster healing time, less bleeding and inflammation, and less pain. Laser treatment eliminates the need for incisions, sutures, and stitches. 

LANAP can also be used to save falling dental implants and for crown lengthening. The soft tissue laser targets the specific gum tissue that contains harmful bacteria causing the gum infection while leaving the healthy tissue intact. 
The protocol refers to the removal of infected tissue, removal of plaque and tartar, regeneration of bone and soft tissue, the sealing of gum pockets, and the adjustment of the patient’s bite. Dr. Landy is a specialist in laser dentistry. If you’re interested in LANAP for the treatment of periodontal disease, contact us at Consultants In Dental Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation.

The Benefits of LANAP

As previously mentioned, the minimally invasive nature of the procedure has revolutionized the treatment of gum disease. Patients can now experience less discomfort and pain and a reduction in bleeding, inflammation, swelling, and healing time. Other benefits of LANAP include:

  • Reduction in gum recession
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Reduced likelihood of infection after treatment
  • The laser’s sealing of the tissue accelerates healing
  • Saves teeth from being lost to gum disease
  • Safe for use in patients with health problems