Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a treatment used to treat periodontal (gum) disease. It is designed to treat periodontal disease through regeneration, instead of resection. This means that there are benefits with LANAP, here are a few:
-Less discomfort before and after the procedure
-Safe for patients with health issues
-Less than 24 hour recovery period
What procedures use the LANAP?
LANAP is not a one-in-all dental procedure tool. The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure is designed to treat only those with periodontal disease. Here is a brief overview of how the treatment of periodontal disease with LANAP would be done:
-You will be put under a local anesthetic
-The laser will remove the diseased tissue and sterilize the pocket
-The laser will loosen the hard deposits, making it easier to remove
-The laser will be then used to create a sticky blood clot
-The clot will be pressed against to ensure a seal on the pocket
-Over the next 6-18 months the body will heal forming a new connective tissue
If you have any questions or concerns about the LANAP system or the process of Periodontal Disease treatment, don’t hesitate to contact Cardinal Dental Group. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule you an appointment. Call 936-258-5597. Visit our website at www.cardinaldentalgroup.com.