According to the US Surgeon General, periodontal disease (gum disease) affects 85 percent of adults in the United States. Periodontal disease can lead to more serious medical conditions, and should be treated in patients who are diagnosed. Treating periodontal disease is easier than ever; we now offer LANAP, a simple and safe outpatient procedure. This procedure has been cleared by the FDA and is being used by dentists across the country to clear away diseased gum tissue without cutting or stitching the gums. Call our office to for more information on the LANAP procedure.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO HAVING THE THERAPY?
EASY – LANAP™
is about as EASY as erasing a blackboard — there’s no cutting and no suturing.
Patients report much LESS DISCOMFORT with LANAP than with standard surgery — during and after the procedure.
It takes LESS TIME than traditional surgery. All it takes is two 3-hour visits to the office and a few shorter follow up visits.
FEWER TROUBLES DOWN THE ROAD- LANAP™
does not include the major loss of gum tissue that traditional surgery almost always involves. This tissue loss can lead to more sensitive teeth, since your roots are exposed. Also, if the treatment needs to be performed again in the future, you have not removed the bone and gums during the first treatment with LANAP. Typically, with LANAP, any gum tissue loss is actually reduced swelling of the area from the inflammation being relieved.
Many patients find that they have less than a 24 HOUR RECOVERY period, so you won’t lose time from work. Healthy Smiles will recommend a soft diet for a few days. In most cases, patients feel fine right after the procedure.
SAFE – LANAP™
with the Periolase is SAFE for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin or Cyclosporine.
A. Perio Probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B. Laser light kills bacteria and diseased tissue. (Dotted line shows gum tissue cut away with traditional surgery.)
C. Ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments are used to remove root tartar.
D. Laser finishes cleaning and sterilizing pocket which aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter
E. Reattachment of connective tissue to the clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot and gingival crest to create “a closed system”
F. Bite trauma is adjusted
G. New attachment is regenerated. New bond and new ligament is formed and healing occurs.
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