What is LANAP?
Millions of Americans each year suffer from gum disease, yet only a small percentage actually receives treatment. There has been anecdotal evidence that gum disease can be linked to a variety of health complications including, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, and low birth-weight babies. Gum disease is an epidemic in this country and around the world, and until now the majority of the treatment options available included periodontal surgery, or extracting teeth and recommending dentures or dental implants. But the day has finally arrived when patients do not have to fear or put off getting treatment!
With the introduction of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) we are able to remove and kill only the bacteria within the pockets of your gums while leaving the healthy tissue behind to reattach to the root surface! Why is this important? You can now enjoy less pain, less discomfort, less recession, less sensitivity, and predictable long-term results equivalent to periodontal surgical techniques. LANAP® is the first and only FDA cleared laser protocol on the market and has been proven through extensive science and research studies in the United States and abroad. Quite simply it is the standard of care for qualifying patients for the treatment of periodontal disease. In certain situations, we can save teeth that have previously been deemed hopeless by naturally regenerating the bone around the tooth.
If saving your teeth, reducing your pocket depths, and maintaining optimum periodontal health is important to you, this is a treatment that you must consider!
The ONLY FDA Approved Protocol
LANAP® is the ONLY FDA cleared protocol for the treatment of periodontitis! It is also the ONLY laser with the science, research, and human histological studies to PROVE its claims! No matter what clinician you decide to get laser treatment from be sure that your doctor is LANAP® Certified and he is using the PerioLase® MVP-7™.
The Benefits of LANAP®
- Faster Healing
LANAP® is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the body to heal itself quickly.
- Less Discomfort
Due to the biostimulation capabilities of the PerioLase® there is usually little to no discomfort for our patients. It is very rare to prescribe pain medication post op LANAP®.
- Less Downtime
Most patients that opt for laser gum surgery can go straight back to their daily activities the same day!
- Little to No Recession
Patients travel from across the state to have laser surgery because it does not lower the level of the gum line like traditional surgery.
- Reduce Inflammation and Bleeding
The PerioLase® MVP-7™ can remove 90% of the inflammation in your mouth after one visit. The laser specifically targets the bacteria in your mouth while leaving the healthy tissue intact.
- Minimal Bleeding
With the LANAP® Protocol we are able to control the bleeding with the laser. This results in less bleeding and complications.
- Saves Teeth!
Patients' number one reason to receive laser gum surgery is because they want to save and keep their natural teeth.
- Bone Regeneration
LANAP® is the only protocol scientifically proven to regenerate bone around teeth.
- Very Safe
There are zero contraindications with this laser meaning it does not interfere with any disease or medication.