LANAP Procedures: Playing Laser Tag With Gum Disease
A modern-day approach to an age old problem
Have you ever thought to yourself: “wow, it would really be cool if my dentist didn’t need to leave me in so much pain after a dental procedures.” Well, LANAP Procedures are a non-invasive laser based approach to fighting serious ailments like Gum Disease. Luckily for you, our LANAP Procedures are all done locally here in New Hyde Park. In fact, every single LANAP procedure is done by one of our highly trained experts here at North Island Dental Arts in New Hyde Park!
What is Gum Disease
Gum disease generally occurs after gingivitis has gone untreated to the point where it can no longer be treated with proper care at home or with a general cleaning by a dentist. When left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis. This is a much more severe form of gum disease that eventually results in a severe infection that eats away at your jawbone and may lead to your teeth falling out without proper treatment. This is why proper care at home is always recommended. It’s also why getting an LANAP procedure done here in New Hyde Park can help you destroy gum disease and keep that smile of yours looking awesome!
How does an LANAP procedure even work
Every LANAP procedure is completed through the use of an Nd: YAG free running pulsed laser that only assists in removing the diseased tissue without affecting any healthy tissue. This maintains the existing tissue around your teeth, and minimizes any pain or discomfort. It’s less messy, less stressful, and less invasive than traditional surgical techniques.
Trust in the process
- The perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
- The laser light removes any bacteria and diseased tissue
- The laser finishes cleaning the pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter
- The Healing of gums occurs and cleans the root surface
- Bite trauma is adjusted
- Healing occurs
Tips to prevent Gingivitis and Gum Disease:
- Brush and Floss Regularly:
If an adult ever told you to brush and floss when you were a kid, guess what? They were right! Most common dental issues (IE: cavities) or diseases (IE: Gingivitis/Gum Disease) can be prevented by simply brushing and flossing after every meal and at least 2-3 times per day.
- Stay away from too many bad snacks or sugary drinks!
This goes back to what we said about adults. When you were a kid, how many times did someone tell you not to drink too much soda or you’d “rot your teeth?” Well, the same applies to many common dental issues and diseases! The more we ingest sugary beverages or eat too much “junk food,” the more it affects the enamel on our teeth. When that enamel becomes weaker, your teeth may develop something plaque. That plaque eventually eats away at your teeth and leaves you even more susceptible to germs. Those germs can lead to gingivitis/gum disease.
- Go to the dentist at least twice a year!
Listen. We know you won’t want to stop by the dentist every week or even every month. But did you know that just two dental visits a year can help keep your teeth healthy year round? That’s right! Just a simple teeth cleaning twice a year can help you prevent or treat any possible issues you may or may not have been aware of. Preventative maintenance like this will help keep you and your mouth happy and looking great.
Get your LANAP Procedure done right in New Hyde Park
You owe it to yourself and your smile to give LANAP Procedures a chance. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact North Island Dental Arts in New Hyde Park by phone at: (516) 616-4800