LANAP stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure. In short, this dental procedure is an innovative surgical therapy designed to treat periodontitis, or as it’s more commonly known—gum disease. Periodontitis is a serious infection within the gums that damages the soft tissue. Without treatment, this gum disease can compromise the bone supporting your teeth, causing them to loosen and leading to tooth loss. LANAP is a method of regeneration for treating periodontitis.
Our dentists in Poway, CA, can identify periodontitis and recommend this laser treatment as a successful alternative to traditional surgical treatment of advanced gum disease. If you suffer from periodontitis, North County Dental Group offers LANAP near you.
How Does LANAP Work?
The goal of LANAP is periodontal regeneration, meaning new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment. This method is an effective treatment for gum disease because it accurately targets the source of inflammation and infection within the afflicted gum tissue, avoiding damage to healthy gum tissue. This can prevent attachment loss for the patient’s teeth without use of surgical instruments such as a scalpel or sutures. Our dentists near you provide professional LANAP treatment with far less recovery time compared to traditional gum surgery.
Benefits of LANAP
In addition to the laser precision and shorter recovery time, LANAP provides many benefits to patients experiencing periodontitis. This procedure can restore health to your gum tissue and prevent the potentially devastating effects of tooth loss.
Some of the benefits of LANAP include:
Advanced gum disease leading to loosened teeth or tooth loss can be significantly detrimental to a patient’s oral health. Advancements in dentistry such as LANAP allow our dentists near you to treat gum disease in a precise and successful manner as a means of preventing tooth loss and regenerating the health of your gum tissue.
Your oral health is important, and treating periodontitis is essential. For more information, contact North County Dental Group about LANAP in Poway, CA.
Dr. Jackie Calcagno is our in-house pediatric dentist at North County Dental Group in Poway. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry after graduating from dental school. Because of her experience and training, Dr. Jackie has a special touch with children, and understands how best to cater to their specific needs.