Laser Assisted Gum Surgery in Phoenix, AZ
LANAP, Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure
Dr. Trujillo offers LANAP, which is a ground-breaking new surgical-therapeutic procedure that replaces older more dated ways of treatmenting periodontitis, or Gum Disease. LANAP is an acronym for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure.
How it works
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The LANAP system is an innovative tried and true method for creating new connective tissue attachments to the teeth at a coronal level. It essentially creates the most ideal situation for growth on the root surfaces that were diseased before treatment began. In most cases, the LANAP laser gum treatment eliminates the need for conventional cut and suture periodontal surgery, also referred to as flap and osseous surgery. The laser itself is fed through a fiber optic cable and can distinguish between diseased gums as opposed to healthy gums and treats accordingly by using ultraviolet light to eradicate the "Bad Bacteria" which is typically a darker thicker color and leaves the healthier necessary teeth bacteria behind. This technique was approved by the FDA in 2004.
LANAP is a near painless procedure that showcases a doctor's skill and aptitude with patients and treatment. Dr. Trujillo is an expert with LANAP procedures and uses the process with many patients. Many patients who receive LANAP treatment are elated at how quick the process was along with it being a less painful technique than they might have thought initially. If you are in need of gum surgery, come visit our office and talk with Dr. Trujillo who wants you to be one of our success stories. Request an appointment with Dr. Trujillo today to learn more!
LANAP Frequently Asked Questions
What is LANAP?
LANAP is an acronym that refers to laser-assisted new attachment procedure. It is also known as laser gum surgery or laser gum therapy. LANAP is a new surgical-therapeutic procedure that has replaced older and dated treatment methods for gum disease. Here are some of the benefits to using LANAP:
- Fast recovery time: compared to traditional gum surgery, LANAP offers a much faster recovery time. This is because no healthy gum tissue is damaged during the LANAP while standard gum surgery requires the gums to be cut open and sewn back up.
- Available to most patients: traditional gum surgery isn’t a viable option for many patients with certain health issues. However, LANAP is available to the majority of patients out there, even those who are not candidates for traditional gum surgery because of health concerns.
- Virtually pain free: LANAP is reported by patients to have less bleeding and pain involved with the procedure when compared to traditional gum surgery.
- Less risk for infection: inflammation and bacteria are greatly reduced in LANAP over traditional gum surgery.
- Gum disease reversion: the negative effects of gum disease can actually be reversed by laser gum surgery which allows patients to help save their teeth and regenerate bone.
How Does LANAP Work For My Gums?
The purpose of LANAP is to treat gum disease. It is a method that has been tested and proven to, at a coronal level, create new connective tissue attachments to your teeth. LANAP creates an ideal situation that promotes periodontal ligament, cementum, and new bone growth. This is accomplished because the procedure reduces the pockets between teeth and gums. These pockets are where the gum disease causing bacteria tend to grow. LANAP manages to kill the bacteria and close these gaps. In the majority of cases, LANAP is sufficient enough by itself and gets rid of the need for traditional gum disease surgery involving cutting and suturing. The product and process involved in LANAP was approved in 2004 by the FDA.
How Does Dr. Trujillo Perform LANAP?
LANAP normally needs two sessions which each last two hours. The first session is to treat one part of your mouth while the second session is to take care of the other half of your mouth. First and foremost, you will need to have a consultation appointment with us so that we can properly explain and demonstrate to you how the LANAP is performed. This consultation appointment also allows our dentist to identify the darker pigments in your gums. Darker pigmentation is a sign of gum disease.
Once you’re there for your session, we will administer a local anesthetic just to minimize discomfort. From there, we will use a laser which is fed through a fiber optic cable to begin the procedure. This laser and cable is capable of distinguishing the difference between diseased gums and healthy gums. Our dentist will use the laser to clear away the infection at which point he will then remove any buildup to the root surface with special tools. Once the first procedure is completed, a second session will be scheduled for shortly thereafter.
Schedule An Appointment Today
If you have any questions about LANAP, please contact the Arizona Periodontal Group today. Additionally, if you’re interested in receiving a LANAP, you should schedule an appointment with us. Patients in the Phoenix, AZ, region can have their periodontal needs taken care of by Dr. Trujillo with the Arizona Periodontal Group. Dr. Trujillo’s goal is to ensure that all of his patients have healthy teeth and gums and he plans to accomplish that by offering long term protection through customized treatment plans.
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