What is Periodontal Laser Treatment
LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
Periodontal disease affects about half of the American population today, which means proper treatment is important to your oral health. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease you may cringe at the thought of surgery. However, advancements in dentistry allow us to provide you with a non-invasive treatment option: LANAP.
The LANAP Procedure
Also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP is designed specifically for treating patients with periodontal disease. Laser periodontal therapy is a laser based technique for the treatment of periodontal disease. Initial treatment is focused on scaling and the use of small instruments to remove the tartar. Depending on the severity of the patient’s periodontal disease, treatment may be accomplished in one office visit, or in multiple visits.
Tartar, associated with inflamed and bleeding gums, is removed from the root surface of the tooth using an ultrasonic scaler and small instruments. Next, a small amount of light energy from a laser is directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. The light energy removes a tiny amount of diseased tissue and aids in reducing the bacteria associated with gum disease. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally.
With the availability of LANAP, you can now receive periodontal disease treatment without the scalpel or sutures. To learn more about LANAP, contact our office today.
Interested in periodontal laser treatment?
Call Zbaraschuk Dental Care P.S. in Sequim, WA at (360) 683-3626 to learn more!