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The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a relatively new treatment that most people know very little about. This is why the doctors at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute like to educate their patients before performing the procedure. Here are our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about laser gum surgery in Harrisonburg & Winchester, VA:
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. It is relatively simple to treat and usually does not require invasive surgery. However, when left untreated, gingivitis can quickly spread to the deeper levels of periodontal tissue and supporting bone. This is known as periodontitis, a progressive condition that should be addressed as soon as possible.
LANAP® is usually recommended as a minimally painful method of treating moderate to severe periodontitis. By using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, our doctors can remove bacteria and infected tissue without harming healthy tissue or the surrounding areas.
LANAP® is often the most preferred method of treating periodontitis because it is minimally invasive, reduces the chance of gum recession resulting from treatment, and produces a quick healing response. Additionally, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ can be used to promote regrowth in areas that have been affected by periodontitis and prevent future tooth loss.
LANAP® is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared method of laser gum surgery. There is a large amount of research from all over the world which spans decades and proves the effectiveness of the procedure. If you have any additional questions, our doctors will gladly discuss their certifications with you, so do not hesitate to ask!
While LANAP® is a great way to treat periodontitis, it may not be beneficial for everyone. To find out if you are a candidate for laser gum surgery in Harrisonburg & Winchester, VA, contact the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute doctors and schedule your consultation today!
Gateway Professional Center
Winchester, VA 22601
New Patients: 540-431-4395
Current Patients: 540-662-6400
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch