Non-Invasive LANAP® Can Treat Gum Disease and Protect Your Long-Term Oral Health
Gum disease is very common, affecting over half of all American adults. However, the prevalence of the condition does not make it any less devastating for your oral health. In fact, periodontitis is the number one cause of tooth loss. It can also increase your risk for serious systemic health problems. Brooklyn Heights Dental® is committed to providing the latest and most effective periodontal treatments available. For this reason, we proudly offer LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) at our Brooklyn Heights, NY, office. During this advanced but minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus or his associate, Dr. Lisa Reid, will use a tiny laser to remove diseased tissue. The high energy concentration will also destroy bacteria. LANAP treatment allows your gums to heal quickly, sealing around your dental roots. For this reason, our doctors recommend this procedure for their patients to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Do You Need LANAP?If you are suffering from moderate to advanced periodontitis, you could be a good candidate for LANAP. Gum disease occurs when bacteria form pockets around your dental roots. Multiplying quickly, the microbes can cause these pockets to expand, and you could experience a host of symptoms. Inflammation, redness, bleeding, and chronic bad breath are common signs of periodontitis. Further, as the pockets grow larger, your teeth may eventually loosen or come out completely. Although we want to treat gum disease before you experience tooth loss, LANAP can also help to prevent additional missing teeth.
How Does LANAP Work?
After numbing your gums with a local anesthetic, Dr. Stanislaus or Dr. Reid will aim a laser at the space between your gums and tooth roots. Approximately the thickness of three hairs, this tiny laser causes virtually no discomfort. The laser will simultaneously remove diseased tissue and destroy the bacteria that could cause further damage. Because the laser offers incredible precision, it will have very little impact on the healthy parts of your gums. Using the laser will also help your dentist eliminate deposits of plaque and tartar from the tooth surface. After irrigating the periodontal pockets to wash away the bacteria and plaque, your practitioner will treat the bottom of the pockets with the laser, eliminating any residual germs. The second round of laser therapy will also seal the tissues, creating a healing environment and allow your gums to seal back around your dental roots.
LANAP treatment allows your gums to heal quickly, sealing around your dental roots. For this reason, our doctors recommend this procedure for their patients to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Why Choose LANAP Over Other Periodontal Treatment?
Although there are a number of periodontal therapies available, LANAP offers several advantages over older forms of gum surgery:
- Because it is so conservative, you will have a much lower risk of injury to the surrounding tissues.
- Healing will be faster, and you will not require stitches.
- By sealing your soft tissues, the laser reduces bleeding and your risk for infection.
- The treatment is incredibly precise, which lowers your risk for gum disease flare-ups in the future.
As with all periodontal treatments, LANAP can have important consequences for your overall wellness. Gum disease has been linked to a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications, among other concerns. By treating the condition as early as possible and by using advanced therapies, we can protect your lifelong oral and physical health.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, you deserve top-quality care. Contact us online or call (877) 738-6130 to learn more about innovative LANAP and how it can benefit you.