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What Do You Need To Know About The LANAP Procedure?

What Do You Need To Know About The LANAP Procedure?
January 4, 2022

A fact that unfortunately remains unbeknown to many is that oral health is a direct indicator of an individual’s general physical health. Meaning, any conditions or infections in the teeth or gums impact our overall physiology and vice versa. Adding to the list of these lesser-known and accessed treatments is that of periodontal conditions. Periodontitis or gum disease is a scary condition that affects nearly 60% of the American population. What’s even more horrifying is that only 3% of this group actually get it treated. Why? This is mostly due to the fear of painful periodontal surgery and the long, painful recovery. Fortunately, periodontal specialists at the North Island Dental Arts practice and offer a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to help ease your pain, treat the condition, and achieve full recovery as fast as possible. LANAP Surgery is our pioneers’ solution for your gum concerns.

What is LANAP?

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure or the LANAP Protocol is becoming a highly successful surgical procedure opted by periodontists in restorative dentistry. This new technology is also dubbed to be as good as painless and a non-surgical method of removing the strains of infections and killing bacteria that aggravates the disease in the gums.

The LANAP Surgery employs an Nd:YAG fiber-optic laser that cleans the depths of the tooth pocket. This high-precision laser kills the bacterial infestation in the tooth bone and creates an open, clean space for the gum to reattach to the tooth.

Why should you choose LANAP?

Agreeably, even with innovations being introduced in the medical industry, the patients’ apprehension for new procedures remains high. However, the LANAP protocol is a highly successful procedure along with plentiful advantages to the patient, including:

  • Minimal recession. Conventional periodontal surgery requires a deep incision to inspect the damage and extract all the bacteria and strains of infection. This lengthy process exposes the gums as the tissue shrinks due to the cut. The LANAP laser procedure eliminates the need to cut on the gums; hence, the tissue stays intact and healthy.
  • Less pain endured Traditional periodontal surgeries are avoided by patients majorly due to the post-operative pain that makes daily activities difficult and recovery excruciating. The LANAP is life-saving in this arena too. Also, North Island Dental Arts uses a PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, which renders cutting and stitching unnecessary, eliminating the main cause of pain during the recovery. Thus, LANAP is the best procedure to attack the gum disease without the patient having to endure enormous pain.
  • Quick recovery Scalpel and suture surgery takes a toll on the patient, irrespective of the treated body part. Laser-powered treatments like the LANAP protocol helps patients resume normal activities as soon as the following day of the surgery. The pain and swelling are next to none, thanks to the no-cutting-required, thus, making a recovery an easy breeze.
  • No additives. LANAP’s PerioLase laser mobilizes the body’s healing process by creating an open, clean, and healthy cavity to commence regeneration. This procedure is a revolutionary step that doesn’t require the surgeon to add any artificial ‘growth factor’ to instigate regeneration. Therefore, the healing ensues without the presence of foreign material that can obstruct or cause another infection if the body rejects it.

LANAP Protocol is indeed a revolutionary procedure that treats gum disease with the least invasion or trauma to the gums or interferes with the natural growth and regeneration. Thus, if you’re suffering from bouts of unbearable pain due to periodontitis, don’t delay treatment, fearing surgery, and visit North Island Dental Arts center promptly so our specialists can assess the condition to see if you’re an eligible candidate for the procedure!