LANAP Gum Disease Therapy
We utilize a revolutionary gum treatment method called LANAPTM (Laser Assisted New Attachment ProcedureTM). LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to selectively target and remove only diseased tissue and leave the healthy gum tissue. Providing an alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, LANAP allows us to help restore you to health with no post-operative pain. This breakthrough therapy technique creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth that are lost due to periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans. It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease. Since it can lead to serious complications like tooth loss it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath that doesn’t go away, loose teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or a change in the way your teeth fit together.
The good news is that detection of periodontal disease is relatively simple utilizing diagnostic procedures which we will perform.