LANAP is an abbreviation for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Protocol. This treatment addresses gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis, in an improved, better, and more convenient way than traditional gum treatment. To put it simply, LANAP cleans, disinfects, and removes the infected gum tissues without touching the healthy tissues of the gums. The system’s laser energy identifies and isolates the infection, so the healthy gum tissues are spared. This selective form of treatment results to fast healing time and guided tissue regeneration.
LANAP is FDA approved, so the process is completely safe. The entire treatment process takes about 4 hours to complete, which is so much faster than traditional gum treatments that can take as much as 8 hours to finish. No stitching, cutting, and incisions are involved. Thus, recovery time is about 10 times faster than traditional methods of gum treatment.
Amazing Benefits of LANAP
• Fast formation and regeneration of gum tissues
• Fast healing time
• Reduces the risk of tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss
• Reduces the chance of experiencing tooth sensitivity
• Less invasive
• Less amount of bleeding and inflammation
• Less pain and discomfort after the treatment
• High success rates with a proven resistance to future gum diseases
Who are Candidates for LANAP?
Dentists like Dr. Philip will need to evaluate a patient’s condition to check if LANAP is an effective course of treatment. He will check for signs of gum disease like red or inflamed gums, loss of gum tissues around the teeth, perpetual bad breath, and a receding gum line. The patient also needs to inform the doctor if bleeding occurs when brushing or flossing the teeth. Your dentist will check the health of your teeth and gums thoroughly and then recommend LANAP when appropriate.
Is LANAP Safe?
Yes, it is! However, it is important to make sure that your dentist is well-trained and experienced to handle the treatment. Dentists like Dr. Philip have undergone LANAP technology training, to be able to perform the treatment flawlessly and skillfully.
Recovering after LANAP
Patients are advised to take soft foods after treatment, for reduced pressure on the gums. If discomfort is experienced, the doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen to control swelling.
Patients are required to visit the dentist at least once every three months to check on their progress. The doctor needs to monitor the stability of the new attachment and see how the patient has responded to the treatment.
It is essential to maintain good oral habits like daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist for routine cleanings and check-ups. LANAP effectively treats gum disease, but patients also need to maintain good oral hygiene to keep gum disease at bay.
LANAP – A Remarkably Comfortable Treatment for Gum Disease
LANAP is a greatly improved way for the treatment of gum disease than old methods like root scaling and planing. The treatment rids gum disease effectively and the patient recuperates fast; thereby, challenging old methods of treatment. LANAP promotes a healthy set of teeth and gums without being a threat to one’s lifestyle. It is currently the best way to treat and control gum disease!
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