Laser dentistry is fast becoming one of the most sought-after oral healthcare services, owing to its noninvasiveness and swift recovery times. Among the laser treatments available at well-equipped and highly skilled oral caregivers – such as The Dental Lounge – is Laser-Assisted New Attachment Protocol (LANAP).
LANAP is a protocol for the treatment of gums and periodontal disease. It is carried out by using the highly specific wavelength of the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, which enables dental healthcare professionals to selectively eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue without damaging the healthy tissue surrounding it. The procedure requires no sutures or incisions, which means much less discomfort for the patient, less chance for bacterial infection, as well as far swifter healing times.
Bone Regeneration And Gum Tissue Reattachment
Traditionally, dentists would need to perform grafts to replace damaged or infected bone and tissue that was removed during a procedure. This can lead to multiple surgeries, more pain and discomfort, and more medical expenses.
LANAP enables dentists to perform the procedure while removing the absolute minimum amount of tissue necessary to treat the periodontal infection and clean away bacteria. Its accuracy means that grafts are not necessary.
Moreover, the energy from the 6-Watt free-running variable pulsed Nd:YAG PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser has been shown to enhance the body’s natural healing ability, particularly in terms of forming new bone, thereby creating the set of circumstances for the tissue to reattach to the teeth. This minimizes the likelihood of future gum disease, as research has shown.
What Else Can LANAP Do?
LANAP has some other significant benefits when it comes to dental healthcare.
For example, it can be used to successfully save a loose tooth when conventional treatments don’t work. It also cauterizes the blood vessels as it removes the dead or infected material, all while leaving the healthy tissue unscathed. This leads to less bleeding and less inflammation. Additionally, the use of lasers instead of scalpels means that the cutting of gum tissue is no longer necessary. This, therefore, reduces the chance of gum recession taking place down the line.
Other benefits include the fact that it is safe for patients with health conditions such as HIV, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or hemophilia, or for those who are on blood-thinning medication or aspirin.
Take Charge Of Your Dental Health Today!
To schedule a complimentary consultation about whether LANAP is the right choice for you, contact The Dental Lounge now! Reach us by calling (954) 686-5729 or using our convenient online platform. We look forward to hearing from you soon.