Periodontal disease begins when plaque on teeth is allowed to harden and form into tartar. These deposits harbor bacteria that can cause infection in the gums and eventually lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, laser gum therapy provides a fast and effective way of healing the damage caused by periodontitis. Read on to learn about the LANAP laser gum treatment:
- What is LANAP?
LANAP, short for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a type of laser gum therapy that can repair damage, eliminate infection, and close up pockets in the gums. Until the development of LANAP laser gum treatment, damage done to teeth and gums had to be treated with invasive surgery and bothersome sutures.
- How is LANAP Performed?
First, you will be given an anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. Once the affected area is numb, your certified LANAP practitioner will use a tiny laser fiber approximately three hairs thick to remove diseased gum tissue and infectious agents. This forms an open pocket that provides accessibility and visibility for cleaning affected portions of the tooth root. After the cleaning process is complete, the laser helps to seal up the open tissue, expediting the healing process.
- Why Choose LANAP?
With LANAP laser gum treatment, you can avoid surgery and preserve healthy gum tissue that could be lost during traditional treatment methods. The minimal discomfort of the LANAP procedure is followed by a quick recovery, allowing you to return to your daily life sooner. Ultimately, the best benefit of LANAP is the relief from inflammation and infection as well as the protection against bone and tooth loss.
For the treatment of severe gum disease using LANAP laser gum therapy, call Colorado Advanced Dentistry at (720) 420-1103. Dr. VanWechel has been a certified practitioner of LANAP Periolase gum therapy since 2006 with the goal of helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles.