Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAPTM) is a laser-based approach to gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills drawn from the whole of dentistry. For our patients, this means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time. Patients report feeling much more comfortable during and after treatment. In addition, patients spend less time in the dental chair!

LANAPTM utilizes safe and proven laser technology to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. With this procedure, it is possible to control periodontal disease and save and restore healthy teeth that may otherwise have to be extracted. This removal of bacteria allows the body to heal naturally so the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. With LANAPTM, there is less pain and since the gum tissue is not cut with a scalpel, there are no stitches, minimal bleeding, and a quicker, much easier recovery.

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Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry Treatment

  • Remove diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue
  • Maintain the height of the tissue around teeth
  • Minimize pain and discomfort to the patient
  • Get closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Less invasive
  • Faster healing time
  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Less bleeding during gum surgery
  • Less noise than traditional dental drills
  • No vibration
  • Increased conservation of healthy tissue

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Other Soft Tissue Uses for LANAPTM Protocol

  • Gingivectomy/gingivoplasty
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Removal of soft tissue lesions/biopsy
  • Frenectomy
  • Second stage recovery of implants