If you suffer from extensive gingivitis, or gum disease, you may need periodontal regeneration. At Arizona Biltmore Dentistry, we’re proud to offer LANAP® laser dentistry to stimulate the growth of new, healthy gum tissue, while removing the infected tissue. You may be wondering what exactly LANAP is and how it works. Keep reading to learn more!
What Is LANAP?
LANAP is an abbreviation for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This FDA-approved laser treatment causes less discomfort, and is more successful compared to conventional invasive gum surgery. It is the only method that results in true new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment. LANAP is one of the most successful ways of treating gum disease because it utilizes a laser to target the diseased gum tissue without removing or harming any healthy gum tissue, allowing the body to recover from periodontitis without facing a scalpel. The laser’s radiation also vaporizes bacteria and pathologic proteins.
How Does LANAP Treat Gum Disease?
Gingivitis, the beginning stage of gum disease, occurs when there’s inflammation and irritation of the gums around the base of your teeth. It’s often caused by poor oral hygiene and, if left untreated, can lead to much more serious oral health issues, such as periodontitis (full-blown gum disease) and tooth loss. When gingivitis is more advanced, you may need something to stimulate the growth of new, healthy gum tissue. This is where LANAP comes in to help restore that gum tissue and make your mouth healthy again.
What Are the Benefits of LANAP?
The benefits of LANAP for patients include less pain, bleeding, sensitivity, swelling, gum loss, and post-operative infections. LANAP also promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissue, and has a faster, smoother recovery period compared to traditional surgery. Because LANAP is minimally invasive, many patients are less fearful and intimidated of the process.
If you think you may benefit from LANAP treatment, call us today to schedule an consultation with one of our expert dentists today! We’ll help you feel confident that LANAP is the right treatment for you.