LANAP® therapy with our dentist at Midtown Dental Services can help you achieve healthier gums and teeth. If you have been suffering from gum disease or are looking for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery, call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Jacobson for LANAP therapy in New York City, New York.
What Is LANAP Therapy?
LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a minimally invasive and innovative periodontal treatment designed to address gum disease (periodontitis). Developed as an alternative to traditional gum surgery, LANAP therapy utilizes laser technology to effectively remove diseased tissue and promote gum regeneration.
During a LANAP procedure, a specially designed laser fiber is inserted between the gum tissue and tooth roots. This laser energy selectively targets and eliminates bacteria, damaged tissue and calculus (tartar) buildup while preserving healthy gum tissue. As the laser operates, it also stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, prompting the reattachment of gum tissue to the tooth surface and the regeneration of supportive structures like bone.
When is LANAP Treatment Recommended?
LANAP therapy is recommended for individuals with moderate to severe gum disease or periodontitis. It is an excellent option when traditional gum surgery (gingival flap surgery) may not be suitable due to its invasiveness or when patients seek a less painful and quicker recovery process. LANAP can also be used for patients who prefer a minimally invasive approach to address their gum disease.
Gum disease typically manifests through symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession and tooth mobility. Our dentist will assess the severity of the condition and determine if LANAP is the appropriate treatment option for the patient. LANAP therapy is often favored for its precision and ability to target and eliminate bacteria deep within periodontal pockets.
Benefits of LANAP Therapy
LANAP therapy offers several advantages over traditional gum surgery, making it an attractive choice for both patients and dental professionals:
- Minimally Invasive: LANAP is less invasive than traditional surgery, resulting in less discomfort, reduced bleeding and a quicker recovery time.
- Preservation of Healthy Tissue: The laser precisely targets diseased tissue while preserving healthy gum tissue, reducing the risk of gum recession.
- Faster Healing: Patients typically experience faster healing and less post-operative discomfort with LANAP therapy.
- Promotes Regeneration: LANAP stimulates the body’s natural regenerative processes, helping to rebuild lost bone and connective tissue.
- Improved Oral Health: Treating gum disease with LANAP can lead to improved overall oral health, preventing further tooth and bone loss.
- Reduced Need for Anesthesia: LANAP is often performed with minimal or no anesthesia, making it a more comfortable option for many patients.
Schedule A Consultation
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacobson and learn more about LANAP periodontal therapy, please contact our office today and speak with a member of our team.