Laser Gum Disease Treatment with Less Pain, Discomfort and Downtime
LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an innovative laser gum surgery protocol that allows patients undergoing gum disease treatment to experience less pain, less discomfort, and less downtime.
The PerioLase MVP-7
You can’t change physics! The success of the LANAP protocol is rooted in laser physics and the unique interaction between the tissue in the mouth and the variable pulsed wavelength of the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser.
The 1064 wavelength passes through water and hydroxyapatite; but is absorbed in melanin and hemoglobin. Simply put – the wavelength targets the diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue. The laser light penetrates 4mm beyond the tissue surface for effective bacteria kill. Once the site is clean; the laser interacts with the hemoglobin to create a stable fibrin clot.
What Happens During Laser Gum Surgery?
All laser gum surgery begins with an initial assessment and consultation. Dr. Ryan Taylor will measure the depth of your gums and determine the extent of the attachment lost before beginning the procedure. After an accurate assessment has been recorded, the pulsed light of the laser is eliminates bacteria and unhealthy tissue. This treatment has the unique ability to target only the unhealthy tissue. All other tissue including root and bone is left intact.
Then an ultrasonic scaler is used to remove calculus from the surface of the teeth. The laser then serves to stimulate the the tissue within the pocket. It helps to aid in clotting, minimizing any bleeding. The soft tissue is then compressed against the roots of the teeth, creating a barrier in place and preserving an optimal environment for healing after your laser gum surgery. Dr. Taylor helps to adjust and align your bite in the final stage of the treatment.
Is LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery the Safest Gum Disease Treatment?
Laser gum surgery allows patients to experience all of the benefits of gum disease treatment without any of the downsides of traditional treatment such as cutting and sutures in the gums. Tissue will no longer be traumatized by invasive surgical procedures, which means less pain and faster recovery. LANAP® utilizes the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and is the only FDA cleared laser protocol. Laser gum surgery is completely safe and effective as a treatment for gum disease. Laser gum surgery is the only gum disease treatment which has been proven to aid in bone regeneration.
The laser gum surgery procedure is performed over the course of two sessions, each lasting approximately two hours. The gym disease treatment is minimally invasive and under normal circumstances our patients return to work the next day without need for additional pain management. The impact of laser gum surgery on our patients comfort and lifestyle is far less than that of traditional surgical methods.
The LANAP Protocol for Periodontitis
A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
B. Laser radiation vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and alerts the practitioner to the presence of tartar
C. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions
D. Bone is modified at time of surgery
E. Laser is used to form a gel-clot containing stem cells from bone and PDL
F. Reattachment of reté ridges to clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system’
G. Occlusal trauma adjusted
H. New attachment is regenerated
The office of Dr. Ryan Taylor uses the most innovative technologies to provide their patients with the best possible periodontal care. Dr. Taylor serves patients located in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice & surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!