LANAP surgery is one of the most effective laser gum surgeries in the United States. It has been FDA-cleared for “true generation” because it treats gum disease, removes plaque and tartar, and facilitates gum regeneration without cuts, scalpels, sutures, or downtime. The procedure involves channeling laser energy into the damaged gum tissues to remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria, restoring optimal oral health. Furthermore, laser energy also facilitates natural tissue regeneration, thereby reversing the damage caused by gum disease.
The LANAP treatment is the ideal alternative to traditional gum surgery, which involves scalpels, incisions, bleeding, and extended downtime. Comparatively, the LANAP treatment allows you to resume most of your daily activities and work within 24 hours — no extraction, bleeding, swelling, or downtime. Edge Dental always performs advanced gum surgeries and gum regeneration using the LANAP protocol, ensuring optimal and long-lasting results. Our LANAP services in Memorial City include gum disease treatment, gingivectomy, laser gum therapy, and gum regeneration.
Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, is an extremely common chronic bacterial infection that affects 80% of all adults in the United States (to different degrees). This disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar, which releases toxins in the gums that attract bacteria and induce inflammatory reactions. If left untreated, gum disease eventually leads to the loss of gums, bones, and ligaments, leading to the loss of teeth.
We treat gum disease with laser gingivectomy using the LANAP protocol. During the procedure, the dentist channels highly calibrated pulses of laser energy into the damaged gum tissues. The laser energy is absorbed by the damaged gum tissues, plaque, and tartar, but not the healthy gum tissues. As such, laser gingivectomy vaporizes the damaged gum tissues and removes plaque and tartar, restoring optimal oral health.
Laser Gum Therapy
We perform laser gum therapy using the LANAP protocol for optimal results. The LANAP surgery involves channeling laser energy into the gum tissues — this reverses gum disease and reshapes the damaged gum tissues. This procedure involves minimal postoperative bleeding, no cutting or stitching, and minimal pain, bleeding, sensitivity, and swelling. Furthermore, you can resume most of your daily activities within 24 hours.
Gum recession is the primary consequence of untreated gum disease. After treating gum disease, the dentist performs gum regeneration to restore your gum tissues and tighten the pockets of space between your teeth and gums. The LANAP surgery sterilizes the infected area, thereby encouraging speedy natural gum regeneration. However, if you have severe gum recession, the dentist may use soft tissue grafts to reverse the damage.
You’re a candidate for LANAP surgery if you have moderate to severe gum disease, i.e., gingivitis or periodontitis. You should also consider this procedure if you want a safer, more convenient, and more effective alternative to traditional gum surgery.
LANAP is an extremely effective and safe procedure with a proven track record. It has received FDA clearance for “true regeneration,” and it has been used broadly in the dental community for several years. Furthermore, since this procedure doesn’t involve cuts and bleeding, the risk of infections is negligible.
Yes, LANAP can save your loose tooth if you’re suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis. This procedure kills unwanted bacteria and removes accumulated plaque and tartar, thereby sterilizing the affected regions. Furthermore, laser energy also facilitates gum regeneration, narrowing the pockets of space between your teeth and gums. As such, the LANAP surgery saves your natural teeth from complete decay.
Yes, LANAP is a suitable treatment for gum recession. This procedure targets the source of inflammation without harming healthy gum tissues. It also sterilizes the gums, thereby catalyzing your body’s natural healing capabilities. Over time, your body will produce new gum tissues to tighten the pockets of space between your gums and teeth.
LANAP is the ideal procedure to treat gum disease in all forms, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar accumulate in your teeth and gum line, leading to inflammation, bacterial infections, and gum recession. If left untreated, the periodontal pockets will continue expanding, leading to loosened teeth and bleeding gums.
The bacterial infection can also spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream, increasing the risk of diabetes, respiratory problems, strokes, pregnancy complications, and more. As such, you need the LANAP surgery to treat gum disease, prevent advanced periodontitis, and protect overall health.
The LANAP procedure must be performed by a certified dental professional, someone who has trained at the LANAP procedure at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).
You should expect mild soreness and swelling after the LANAP procedure, which can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Your dentist will advise against brushing and flossing for a week, and you’ll need to have soft/ liquid foods for a week or two. Your bone and gum tissues will continue regenerating for several months after the treatment.
You must not smoke or consume tobacco in any form after the surgery. You should also avoid brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods for a week or two after the LANAP surgery.
Most patients need 1 to 2 LANAP sessions for optimal results. Each LANAP procedure concludes within 2 to 3 hours with minimal downtime.
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Edge Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in the latest oral surgeries and treatments. We use the FDA-cleared PerioLase MVP-7 to perform minimally invasive laser gum surgeries. This allows us to reshape and regenerate gingival tissues without scalpels, sutures, and downtime. We also offer a wide range of payment plans and financing options, including CareCredit and an in-house savings plan. Please schedule an appointment to explore your LANAP services in Memorial City, Houston, TX.