If your doctor informed you about a practically painless surgery that used a laser instead of a scalpel, would you be more compelled to try it? For those who may have put off surgery out of fear, lasers have changed the face of medicine. And the same goes for the use of the LANAP laser in dentistry. Without dental treatment, patients face significant dental health risks, such as tooth and jawbone loss. But a new procedure called LANAP is helping to change the grim outlook anxious dental patients once faced. A new procedure called LANAP is helping anxious patients get the dental treatment that they may have put off.
Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of the laser to regenerate bone. Utilizing the body's natural ability to heal itself, Dr. Farber, Dr. Chondrogiannis, and Dr. Batalias utilize the PerioLase™ for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™). Performed without a scalpel and requiring no sutures, LANAP™ creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease. This is an FDA cleared treatment for periodontal disease and is backed by many scientific studies. The procedure is performed by a select group of dental professionals around the United States.
Traditional surgery involves painful cutting and suturing of the gumline. A modified smile and gumline usually are part of the unwanted results when having a peri-implantitis procedure. With the LAPIP procedure, this new laser dentistry technology throws out many of the facets associated with the traditional gum surgery. Not only is there no cutting or suturing of the gum dental line, but healthy gum tissue is not affected by the laser; this allows stimulated gum regeneration, and the ability for the patient to continue on with their daily activities immediately post-procedure. Most importantly, the procedure is virtually pain free.