Are you afraid of needles and surgery? What if I tell you that there is a needle-free surgery and requires no blades. This surgery only uses a laser! The laser is an awesome alternative in the field of medicine for those who do not like to see sharp edges of a scalpel. LANAP is a Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, a laser surgery used to treat gum disease.
Before LANAP, it was a serious problem for many patients to get a blade-less surgery. Many people still avoid any dental treatment just to save themselves from going under the knife and this is unfortunate. There are many health risks associated with gum disease, one can even start losing teeth. LANAP is an effective surgical process to help those people who want a hassle free and accurate treatment.
What is LANAP?
The term LANAP is used for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. It uses a laser for reformation purpose rather than segmentation. Conventional dental surgery was practiced using blade or scalpel to remove gum damage or infection but these may also lead to a destruction of tooth supporting tissues. LANAP surgery helps to eradicate the infection without affecting the gum tissues with minimum pain to the gums. It is a regeneration process. During surgery, LANAP reduces the infection by devastating germs and infected tissues only. LANAP also reduces the chances of infection next time.
How will the dentist perform LANAP?
- Dr. DeAndrade will do an examination and consultation with the patient
- Anesthesia is performed to keep you numb to avoid any pain or discomfort. It is optional.
- The LANAP surgery is executed using the laser to remove bacterial infection.
- There will be a follow up appointment to make sure everything is healing properly
Why should I choose LANAP?
LANAP is a dental surgery that helps to receive a pain-free treatment. There is no fear of scalpel in LANAP. It reduces patient’s stress due to the knife and is very comfortable. It is a minimum two-hour surgery (less time consuming). Chances of re-infection are very low.
Note: Post-LANAP, your dentist may suggest you a soft diet for some days for your gum healing.
To maintain results periodic dental checkups are recommended. If you want an LANAP surgery, we at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants can help you!!