LANAP Laser Treatment in New Jersey
When advanced periodontal disease threatens the health and confidence of your smile, LANAP laser treatment can save your teeth and improve your oral health. LANAP is a minimally-invasive laser treatment that targets and eliminates disease-causing bacteria. It can be an excellent alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, and it has many benefits.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the tissues that support your teeth. It is caused by a sticky biofilm of bacteria that forms on your teeth. This bacteria attacks the gums and bones that support your teeth. If it is not treated promptly, gum disease can lead to damage of healthy gum tissue, tooth loss, deterioration of jawbone density, and can cause systemic health issues.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Tooth and gum sensitivity
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Bone loss
- Bad breath
What is LANAP?
LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is the only FDA-cleared laser surgery for the treatment of periodontal disease, and LANAP is a safe and effective alternative to traditional periodontal surgery.
Luckily advancements in dental technology and our team at the Holistic Dental Center can save loose teeth, avoid unnecessary extractions and manage periodontal disease.
What are the Benefits of LANAP?
Advancements in dental technology allow for improved accuracy for the LANAP treatment and enhanced the patients experience during the procedure. LANAP has many benefits including:
- It is a bladeless procedure, so there’s no need for sutures, since there are no incisions.
- Recovery is quick and easy, with faster healing time and less pain compared to traditional surgical methods.
- Since LANAP treatment is less invasive than traditional surgical methods, there is less bleeding and no swelling.
- LANAP treatment reduces the chance of post-op infection by removing bacteria by vaporizing them.
- LANAP surgery significantly reduces gum pocket size and helps to prevent further infection.
- LANAP treatment helps to stimulate the growth of new jaw bone and regenerate lost gum tissue.
Some additional benefits of LANAP laser treatment include:
- Can save loose teeth and can help save natural teeth
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced gum recession
- Reduced pocket depth
- Bladeless procedure with no need for sutures
- Stimulated gum regeneration
- Quick, easy recovery compared to traditional surgical methods
- Improved overall health
- Long-lasting results
How does the LANAP Procedure work?
To perform the LANAP laser treatment, the dentist inserts a very small fiber into the infected pocket to kill germs and infected tissue. Next, they remove calculus with an ultrasonic root cleaner. Then laser energy is used to make the soft gum pocket tissues “sticky” and create a seal.
How does LANAP compare to traditional periodontal surgery?
Traditional gum surgery is a debilitating and intrusive approach that involves cutting and stitching the gums. In contrast LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require cutting or sutures. LANAP is significantly less painful than traditional gum surgery and has a shorter recovery time.
LANAP provides a more pleasant dental experience, better outcomes, and takes less time than conventional periodontal surgery. Since no sutures are required, you can resume your daily activities sooner.
Laser periodontal therapy is safe for patients with health conditions that may prohibit them from undergoing traditional surgery. These conditions may include diabetes, hemophilia, heart conditions, and autoimmune conditions.
What is recovery like after LANAP gum surgery?
You may experience some discomfort and swelling after the LANAP procedure. These symptoms are typically mild and can be mitigated with over-the-counter pain medication. Most patients can return to their normal activities the day after the procedure.
The laser promotes faster healing of the nerves, lymphatics, and blood vessels, which means LANAP has a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery. There is less than a twenty-four-hour recovery period following LANAP surgery.
Contact Holistic Dental Center Today
Severe periodontal disease doesn’t have to result in tooth loss. LANAP is a minimally invasive laser surgery that can treat periodontal disease and save your teeth. Promoting healthy gum tissue, LANAP also improves the aesthetics of your smile.
To learn more about LANAP and see if it is the right treatment for you, contact Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey today. Our periodontist is a LANAP-certified provider and has successfully treated many patients with this procedure. Avoid painful traditional gum surgery and choose LANAP for your oral health.