Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
At Periodontal Specialists, in addition to traditional therapies for the treatment of gum disease, we are pleased to offer our patients the most advanced technology in laser assisted therapy.
The Periolase offers a gentle, conservative and less invasive therapy for the treatment of periodontitis or gum disease using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™). Although there are many lasers on the market, Periolase is the only laser that can perform LANAP™.
During LANAP™, a small pulsed laser is passed between the tooth root and the gum tissue. Periolase targets and removes only diseased tissue and kills the bacteria that are the cause of gum disease. This leaves the healthy underlying tissue intact. There is no cutting of tissue or suturing required. Patients find the procedure to be comfortable and the recovery short with little to no discomfort.
Not all patients are candidates for LANAP™. The decision to treat with traditional therapy or laser therapy is made at the time of your comprehensive evaluation and after discussing treatment options with our periodontists. The goal at Periodontal Specialists is to work with you and your dentist to provide you with the best treatment options for your overall health.
The laser is also well suited for several soft tissue procedures. These include, but are not limited to, some esthetic crown lengthening procedures, tissue contouring after orthodontics, frenectomies, inflammatory overgrowth of tissue due to medications or hormones and the treatment of recurrent canker sores and “cold sores”.
If you have been told you have gum disease and/or have been reluctant to seek specialty care, please speak with your general dentist or call the Periodontal Specialists location in your area to see how we can help you.
To learn more about LANAP™ please watch the video below.