What Is LANAP
Almost all of use laser applications or products of lasers on a daily basis. At Arizona Periodontal Group we put the science of lasers to good use by helping you improve the health of your gums is a significant way. LANAP is the only FDA cleared laser treatment for gum disease. “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure” is a form of regenerative therapy rather than resection. Simply put, LANAP regrows tissue and bone lost to gum disease.
- Compared to traditional osseous surgery, patients say the LANAP protocol is:
- Less uncomfortable
- More gentle recovery
- Less gum loss (gum recession)
- Improved recovery time
Tipping The Scale
Laser gum treatment at the Arizona Periodontal Group has improved the way our dentists care for your gums by taking advantage of the unique properties LANAP has to offer. Through thin fiber optic channels, powerful light is applied to delicately and precisely remove diseased tissue, sterilize open wounds and seal off small bleeds. The accuracy of laser gum treatment significantly improves our patients experience in our office and enables a fast recovery. LANAP has allowed our dentists to tip the scale in the fight against gum disease, significantly improving our ability to help stop the loss of healthy, protective gums and bone.
How It Works
One of the more exciting aspects of laser gum treatment is that the specific wavelength of the lasers used by Periodontists, passes through healthy tissue, simultaneously eliminating contacted diseased or infected tissue. The science behind the technology isn’t as easy as the procedure itself, but in simple terms, the color of light used in the laser reacts differently with the color of healthy tissue than it does with the tissue needing to be removed.
Laser gum treatment has unique properties that allow dentists to treat your gum disease without the use of general anesthetics. This less invasive treatment leads to reduced discomfort resulting in faster post-op recovery. LANAP has significantly improved our ability to treat gum disease. However, it’s still important to prioritize dental care on your own at home. Effective treatment of gum disease starts with daily and consistent brushing and flossing.
Dr. Ariel Trujillo, a skilled and qualified Periodontal specialists, continually strives to stay at the forefront of technology in terms of equipment and procedures. We want your experience to be exceptional, and lasers offer a new and improved method of treating gum disease.
If you have oral discomfort, sensitive or bleeding gums, or any other concerns about the health of your mouth, please contact our caring staff at Arizona Periodontal Group to schedule an appointment today.