This laser treatment for gum disease is a non-invasive alternative to traditional flap surgery. A special laser is able to remove the inflamed and infected tissue between the teeth and gums without harming the healthy tissue that exists. After the unhealthy gum tissue is removed the surface of the root is cleaned, either with the laser or handheld tools. The laser is then used to create a blood clot in the newly cleaned space between your tooth and gum that will keep bacteria from re-entering the previously infected area. Over the next 6-12 months the gums, connective tissue, and bone will continue to regenerate.
Why is it the right option for you?
The LANAP protocol has been proven to have many benefits over traditional flap surgery. Aside from simply being less invasive, since the laser is able to be more accurate than standard tools this procedure has been shown to be much more effective. It’s also completed more quickly and with less pain and residual discomfort as your mouth heals. There have been many studies through the years that have shown LANAP protocol to be a comfortable and successful procedure for most people and this procedure is also the only one that is approved by the FDA as one that can regrow the bone that you’ve lost due to gum disease.
Everyone’s particular situation is different, so if you’re wondering what next steps to take in choosing the right treatment for your gum disease, you should contact your local periodontist. They can assess the extent of the damage and recommend a course of action that is personalized to your needs. If your gum disease is less extensive, a less aggressive course of action may be the right choice.
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) has been in existence for a long time, but not every dentist is qualified to complete this procedure. As a periodontist, Dr. Kenzik has completed years of additional schooling which makes him particularly qualified to help you treat your periodontal issues. Contact his Ormond Beach office today to schedule an appointment and see how he can use LANAP to reverse the effects of gum disease.