LANAP Surgery – The Minimally-Invasive Solution to Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in the United States, however, very few people actually go through the process of getting treatment. This is often due to a fear of intrusive scalpel surgery or the dentist in general. Fortunately, there is a groundbreaking treatment that takes the fear out of the equation. LANAP surgery is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses lasers to reverse gum disease and regenerate soft tissue and bone. So, what does LANAP surgery involve?
What Is LANAP Surgery?
LANAP surgery has received FDA clearance for regrowing new gum attachment, bone, and root surface, the three components required for all healthy functions. The procedure is performed at the dentist’s office. First, your dentist takes X-rays and does a thorough gum attachment assessment. During the procedure, your dentist will place a very small laser fiber in between your teeth and gums, where infections are cleared away without damaging either. Your dentist will then clean tartar and plaque from the tooth and use the laser again to make a blood clot to seal the small pockets. Typically, half of the mouth is treated during each session.
Pain and Recovery
One of the most attractive parts of LANAP Surgery (besides how great your teeth will look) is that the surgery is not painful. With LANAP, you avoid all of the cutting and stitching that often keeps people from getting treated in the first place. This type of procedure causes less operative pain and most patients have extremely fast recovery times, usually less than 24 hours.
In contrast with traditional oral surgery, LANAP results in less bleeding, sensitivity, swelling, and gum loss. The procedure is less likely to cause infections and it helps the gum tissue heal and regenerate faster. During traditional oral surgery, when an incision is made on the gums, the gum tissue can shrink, exposing the roots of your teeth. LANAP avoids this because an incision is never made in the first place.
Is LANAP Surgery for You?
A good candidate for LANAP laser surgery is someone with moderate or severe gum disease, especially those who are afraid of traditional surgery. Patients typically barred from surgery, like those that take blood thinners, do not need to stop taking their medications. Even pregnant women are able to undergo LANAP surgery. The procedure is also covered by most dental insurance companies, making it even more accessible.
When you need gum surgery because of periodontal disease, you definitely want the results to last. You don’t want to have to undergo another surgery in short order, even if it is less painful and entails less recovery time than traditional procedures. LANAP laser gum surgery has revolutionized the treatment of gum disease. Statistics show that 98% of patients that have received LANAP treatment report sustained and stable results for five years and more after the procedure. This is a success rate that’s hard to argue with.
Build a Healthier Smile
Are you looking into treating gum disease but you are worried about the side effects and recovery time of a surgical procedure? LANAP laser surgery could be the solution to your problem. Fortunately, Holistic Dental Center provides LANAP laser surgery along with a wide array of holistic treatments. These range from everything from holistic dental cleanings and mercury-free dentistry to ozone therapy.
We focus on performing holistic dental care that is good for the body as well as the teeth and gums. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Gashinsky treats the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about LANAP laser surgery and whether or not it is a good choice for you.