Periodontal disease affects nearly half of Americans by age 30, making it one of the most common oral diseases in the U.S. At Naples Dental and Wellness Center in Naples, Florida, experienced dentist Rodion Pinkhasov, DMD, uses advanced laser technology to treat periodontal disease with the LANAP® gum treatment. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
The LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the PerioLase® MVP-7 laser to treat periodontal disease and regenerate lost bone and tissue.
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that eats away at your gums and tooth-supporting bone. It occurs when plaque, a sticky form of bacteria, accumulates on the gums. Plaque releases toxins that erode your gums and underlying bone.
The LANAP gum treatment addresses the source of the infection and helps regenerate the lost tissue while allowing Dr. Pinkhasov to precisely remove unhealthy gum tissue.
The LANAP gum treatment offers many benefits over traditional techniques that require cutting and drilling, including:
Because the LANAP treatment requires no incisions or drilling, you can resume your normal activities within 24 hours.
The LANAP treatment is gentler than traditional techniques. Without cutting, the treatment doesn’t require stitches.
By emitting laser energy, the PerioLase MVP-7 device can help stimulate your body’s natural healing response to regenerate bone and tissue.
Lasers are more precise than scalpels, drills, and other cutting tools, allowing Dr. Pinkhasov to preserve as much of your healthy gum tissue as possible.
When plaque penetrates beneath the gum line, it forms small pockets. The pockets grow as periodontal disease progresses, causing your gums to loosen their grip on your teeth. The LANAP treatment sterilizes these pockets of plaque to significantly reduce their depth and restore your gum health.
The LANAP gum treatment can slow the progression of gum recession. The procedure stimulates tissue growth around your tooth roots, reducing pain and sensitivity from receding gums. Dr. Pinkhasov also performs gum grafting surgery to correct gum recession.
First, Dr. Pinkhasov administers an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during treatment. Next, he uses the PerioLase device to emit laser energy into the space between your teeth and gums. He thoroughly cleans the pockets of plaque and the area around your tooth roots before sealing the gum line.
The treatment takes less than two hours, and you can typically drive yourself home after the procedure.
To find out if the LANAP gum treatment is right for you, call Naples Dental and Wellness Center today or schedule an appointment online.