Are you struggling with gum disease? Are you not looking forward to surgery or other painful therapy to restore gum health? Schedule an appointment with Pallavi Batra, DMD, and the team at Advanced Dentistry of Center City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to find out more about LANAP surgery for gum disease. No incisions. No scalpels. Just an effective treatment that encourages speedy healing with new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment. Call the office or book your visit online today.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of your gums. It happens when plaque builds up and hardens on your teeth. Symptoms of gum disease include:
Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is an FDA-approved treatment protocol that uses laser energy to remove tissue infected by periodontal (gum) disease, eliminate tartar under the gumline, and kill the bacteria causing your infection.
The oral health care professionals at Advanced Dentistry of Center City have used LANAP for years to successfully replace traditional surgery as the standard of care for gum disease. They prefer the conservative LANAP surgical protocol over traditional surgery for gum disease because of its many benefits.
What are the benefits of LANAP compared to traditional surgery for gum disease?
New bone growth and gum tissue reattachment are vital in the effective treatment of periodontal disease. With traditional treatment, grafts are often necessary to replace diseased and damaged bone and gum tissue that are removed during surgery. This typically requires repeat surgeries and prolongs the healing time.
The laser precision provided by the LANAP protocol allows your provider to remove the smallest amount of tissue necessary to resolve the periodontal infection and destroy existing bacteria while preventing the need for grafts. The laser energy also boosts your body’s natural ability to generate new bone and creates an environment that encourages gum tissue to reattach to your teeth.
LANAP is also considered safe for patients with diabetes, bleeding disorders, and other medical conditions. Essentially anyone diagnosed with inflammatory gum disease is typically a suitable candidate for LANAP.