Updated: Nov 20
LANAP Dental Gum Treatment - Now available in Delaware, Moddletown @ JollySmiles
LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a revolutionary dental treatment designed to treat periodontitis, a severe gum disease. This minimally invasive laser therapy offers a cutting-edge alternative to traditional gum surgery, focusing on regenerating tissues and aiding recovery.
Developed in the mid-1990s, LANAP utilizes a specific type of laser (Nd:YAG laser) to target diseased gum tissue while preserving healthy areas. This technology was a significant leap forward in periodontal therapy, emphasizing tissue regeneration without the need for scalpel and sutures.
The key advantages of LANAP include:
Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP is less painful and less invasive.
Precision: The laser selectively removes diseased tissue while sparing healthy tissue.
Reduced Recovery Time: Patients generally experience minimal discomfort and a quicker recovery.
Effective in Tissue Regeneration: Promotes regeneration of bone and connective tissue.
LANAP treatment involves several steps:
Measurement of Pocket Depth: The dentist measures the depth of the periodontal pockets.
Laser Removal of Diseased Tissue: A pulsed laser light is used to remove diseased tissue and kill bacteria.
Removal of Calculus: Ultrasonic scalers and specialized instruments are used to remove tartar and calculus beneath the gum line.
Clot Formation: The laser is used again to stimulate blood clot formation to seal the pocket.
Reattachment of Tissues: The gum tissue is compressed against the tooth root to aid reattachment.
Bite Adjustment: The dentist may adjust the patient's bite to prevent excessive force on teeth.
LANAP offers numerous benefits over traditional gum surgery, including:
Reduced Discomfort: Patients report less pain during and after the procedure.
Lower Risk of Infection: The laser technique reduces the risk of infection.
No Cutting or Suturing: Less invasive than traditional surgery.
Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Offers better outcomes in gum health.
Faster Healing: Patients can resume normal activities sooner.
Q: Is LANAP painful?
A: LANAP is generally less painful than traditional gum surgery.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: It typically requires one to two sessions, each lasting about two hours.
Q: Is LANAP covered by insurance?
A: Coverage varies; consult with your insurance provider.
LANAP is available at select dental clinics equipped with the specialized laser technology. It's important to choose a dentist who is trained and experienced in LANAP for optimal results.
Book a Treatment
To explore the benefits of LANAP and book a treatment, contact JollySmiles. Ensure the clinic's expertise in LANAP for the best care and results.