LANAP® is most often recommended to patients with moderate to severe gum disease. This is because it allows us to remove bacteria and infected tissue without causing harm to the surrounding bone, teeth, and healthy tissue. While traditional gum surgery uses a scalpel to remove the infection, LANAP® utilizes a new technology called the PerioLase® MVP-7™. This is a new type of dental laser that operates at a frequency which affects only the diseased areas and leaves the teeth, bone, and healthy tissue untouched. Not only does this minimize pain and discomfort, it also reduces the chances of further complications.
LANAP® is more than just a minimally invasive gum surgery. It will actually help to restore the surrounding areas and reverse any damage caused by gum disease. This is done by using the Periolase® MVP-7™ to stimulate these areas and promote regrowth. By doing this, the SVII doctors can help improve your teeth’s support structures and reduce the chances that future tooth loss will occur.
LANAP® has been proven effective through decades of scientific research from around the globe. It has even been granted marketing clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In fact, LANAP® is widely considered to be one of the most advanced forms of gum surgery available. In order to become a licensed practitioner, one must complete rigorous training and education courses. The doctors at the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute are some of the few selected professionals to complete this process.
If you have moderate to severe gum disease, you may be a candidate for LANAP®. To learn more about gum surgery and laser dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA, contact the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and schedule your consultation today!
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an innovative gum disease treatment which allows the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute to remove up to 90 percent of inflammation in just one session.
Patients who receive LANAP® in Harrisonburg, VA will undergo six minimally invasive steps:
The first step in LANAP® is to measure the depths of your periodontal pockets so that we can adjust treatment accordingly. This is done by inserting a small ruler between your teeth and gums which will tell us how much attachment loss has occurred.
During the next stage, the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute doctors will use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to treat the areas affected by gum disease. Rather than cutting or incising tissue, the laser produces enough heat to vaporize bacteria and infected tissue in a minimally invasive manner. Since the laser is not absorbed by water, bone, or teeth, there is almost no risk of inflicting damage upon healthy areas.
Since the laser itself can only help to denature calculus deposits and not remove them, our doctors will need to apply ultrasonic scalers to the root surfaces of the teeth. The vibrations caused by the scalers will remove any calculus deposits from below the gum line.
After calculus has been removed, our doctors will use the laser once more. This timAfter calculus has been removed, our doctors will use the laser once more. This time, however, it will be used to stimulate the regrowth of tissue and bone that have been damaged by gum disease. This will help to reduce the chances of tooth loss in the future., however, it will be used to stimulate the regrowth of tissue and bone that have been damaged by gum disease. This will help to reduce the chances of tooth loss in the future.
Next, we will recompress the tissue against the teeth. LANAP® does not require sutures to accomplish this.
The final step in LANAP® is to examine your bite and ensure that no teeth have been impacted by the gum disease treatment. This is important mostly in areas where bone loss has occurred.
LANAP® is an effective method for treating moderate to advanced gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease can contact the doctors at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute for more information about LANAP® in Harrisonburg, VA.
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a minimally invasive type of gum surgery that uses lasers to remove bacteria and diseased tissue. As a leading provider of laser dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA, the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute recommends LANAP® for the following reasons:
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