LANAP treatments can help to eliminate damaged tissue caused by gum disease, regeneration of bone and soft tissue, and improve one’s bite.
The LANAP Procedure
A very small laser is inserted between the gums and teeth and the infected tissue is removed. The laser simultaneously removes tissue as it cauterizes the wound, leaving only healthy tissue behind.
Once complete, the gums begin to heal themselves in addition to new bone regeneration.
Because the laser used for LANAP is so small and precise, healing from treatment generally takes no longer than 48 hours! In the days that follow, tenderness and soreness can occur, but any discomfort is usually manageable.
Although you will not be able to brush and floss normally for 10 days, your prescribed mouthwash will serve to clean your mouth and teeth until you can resume a normal routine.
Generally, we recommend cleanings every 90 days following the procedure to ensure proper rehabilitation of bones and tissue and to prevent reoccurring problems.
The Benefits of LANAP Treatment
LANAP treatment has proven to be very effective in treating severe cases. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, recovery times have been drastically reduced. In addition, other benefits include:
- Drastic reduction in gum recession
- Reduced sensitivity
- Reduced likelihood of infection after treatment
- Accelerated healing time
- Procedure is often safe for those with severe health problems