Advanced Periodontal Treatments: LANAP!

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For those who are experiencing gum soreness, bleeding, or swelling, periodontal disease may be the cause of it. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is typically caused by bacteria getting into the gum “pockets” and causing irritation and discomfort. 


If left untreated, gum disease can lead to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or complete tooth loss. Traditional treatment methods for gum disease include gum grafting, or removal, of the infected gums or bone. This procedure, however, is often quite painful and the gums can take a while to heal. 


Fortunately, a more gentle and minimally invasive technique, known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP in Wayne, NJ, is available to treat gum disease. This groundbreaking procedure and advanced technologies can be used to treat gum disease. 


How Exactly Does LANAP In Wayne, NJ, Treat Gum Disease?

LANAP utilizes a gentle laser light to remove disease causing bacteria and infected gum and bone tissue, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. 


The dental laser is gently inserted between the patients gums and teeth to vaporize bacteria and dead tissue from around their tooth roots or dental implants. The tooth root or dental implant post surface is then cleaned of plaque buildup and the surrounding jawbone is reshaped to allow for healthy gum tissue reattachment. 


The dental laser is then used again to help form blood clots to promote a quicker healing time. This treatment allows the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth root or dental implant post, restoring health to the mouth. Here are the reasons why it is beneficial using LANAP compared to traditional gum disease treatment procedures:


  • No scalpels or sutures
  • Minimal bleeding and pain
  • Multiple teeth can be treated at once
  • Faster healing/recovery time and minimal downtime
  • Promotes healthy bone and gum regrowth
  • Can be used with dental implants in place


See Us Now So We Can Restore Your Smile With LANAP In Wayne, NJ


If you are interested in receiving the minimally invasive LANAP procedure that works to improve the overall health of your teeth and gums, then you should come to skilled and trusted office. With our advanced LANAP procedure, you will get the restored new smile of your hopes and dreams. 


Why wait to transform your smile with us? Get in contact with our exceptional doctors, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman, at our dental office to schedule an appointment today


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