Esthetic Family Dentistry offers an FDA-cleared laser treatment called the LANAP protocol, which has many benefits when compared to traditional gum surgery. The LANAP protocol offers patients a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery because there is no need for cutting or sutures.
LANAP and LAR (Laser Assisted Regeneration) are the only scientifically, research proven methodologies that result in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment. It is minimally invasive surgery that does not require the need for a blade or sutures, and offers very little recession and pain for the patient. The laser uses a particular wavelength that tells the difference between non-healthy and healthy tissue, meaning that it is very safe and selective.
This is the first time dental providers can remove diseased tissue and bacteria from gums without causing damage to healthy tissue. Additionally, there is less pain and downtime, less recession of the gum line, and less time needed to heal when compared with traditional gum surgery.
The LANAP protocol has also better long-term results and is more predictable when it comes to bone regeneration and connective reattachment of the treated tissue. The laser stimulates the bone that surrounds the root of the tooth and has been proven to create regeneration, and, in many cases, often saving teeth that might have been previously extracted due to bone loss. In many cases, the treatment can even reverse the effects of periodontal disease and the patient’s gum health will continue to improve over time.
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