Advancements in laser dentistry have led to the creation of the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This procedure is an alternative to more traditional forms of gum surgery, and in addition to the fact that involves using advanced technology the LANAP® procedure is also minimally invasive meaning less discomfort for the patient. Let’s explore the benefits of LANAP® laser gum surgery.
Traditional gum surgery is thought to be more invasive because it involves suturing and gum grafting. However, the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) using advanced dental laser technology. The use of the laser means more precise ways to eliminate bad gum tissue while still leaving healthy gum tissue unaffected, and because the LANAP procedure is precise healing time is decreased.
The use of the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) encourages your gums to naturally reattach to your tooth and because of this gum tissue grafts are not needed. Essentially this also works to protect against developing bone loss or experiencing gum recession meaning stronger oral health.
The precision of dental lasers means that all of the bacteria within your mouth is eliminated as opposed to simply being taken from your mouth. With this precision comes the benefit of being highly unlikely to get an infection, experience any kind of major inflammation issues, or other additional complications.
If you would like to learn more about the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule a consultation. Our trained doctor will be able to give you a full examination and identify if the LANAP procedure is the best option for you.