LANAP Laser Gum Treatment is a revolutionary treatment for periodontal disease that does not use scalpels. Instead, LANAP uses laser technology to target and remove infected gum tissue while leaving healthy gum tissue intact. Additionally, LANAP can also slow or stop attachment loss and decrease periodontal pocket depth, which allows the gums to heal themselves.
Did You Know?
LANAP stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure”.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for LANAP?
You may be a candidate for LANAP if you have periodontal disease. While periodontal disease can only be accurately diagnosed by a periodontist or dentist, some symptoms can include:
- bad breath
- bleeding when you brush or floss
- loose teeth
- gums that are tender, red, painful, swollen or receding
- pain while chewing
To determine if you have periodontal disease and/or if you can benefit from LANAP laser gum treatment, schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens periodontist at New York Dental Solutions.
What can I expect when undergoing LANAP at New York Dental Solutions?
When undergoing LANAP at New York Dental Solutions, you can expect our periodontist to gently probe your gums to determine how much treatment is needed. Then, they will use a periodontal laser to target and eliminate disease-causing bacteria. An ultrasonic scaler will then be used to remove tartar deposits from the surface of the teeth and grind down the tooth surface to prevent new tartar from forming. The laser will then be used again in order to help connect the gum tissue back to the tooth root. The entire procedure generally takes about an hour and is minimally-invasive.
What can I expect after undergoing LANAP?
After undergoing LANAP, you can immediately return to your normal routine since there is no recovery period. In some cases, you may experience minor discomfort immediately after your appointment, however this generally fades within the first 24 hours. Since LANAP uses a periodontal laser, you will also not need to worry about sutures.