Traditional gingivectomy is performed using scalpels. The dentist cuts the gum tissues, pulls back the gum flap, and removes the plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth. If your bone tissues are damaged, the dentist will reshape the bone and place bone grafts to facilitate bone regeneration. This procedure involves incisions, anesthesia, sutures, and an extended recovery period of 2 weeks.
Laser Gingivectomy (LANAP)
Laser gingivectomy with the LANAP procedure is an advanced alternative to traditional gingivectomy. During the LANAP procedure, the dentist uses laser energy to remove the damaged gingival tissues without harming the healthy gum tissues. The laser energy targets the source of inflammation and facilitates tissue regeneration, allowing your body to heal quickly. It’s safer, more effective, and more convenient than traditional gingivectomy.