THE STAGES OF THE LASER ASSISTED NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE (LANAP®)
LANAP® allows Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross to possibly save loose teeth that would otherwise have to be extracted and replaced with dental implants or dentures. The steps of LANAP® for treating periodontal disease involve:
The first step of periodontal disease treatment with the laser involves measuring the periodontal pockets with a small dental ruler. This tells us how much loss of attachment may have occurred because deeper pockets often mean that a greater amount of bone loss has occurred.
We administer pulsed laser light over the infected tissue to kill the bacteria causing gum disease. Since this laser is not absorbed in water, it leaves healthy gum tissue, root structure, and bone tissue intact. This reduces patient discomfort and is only minimally invasive compared with traditional gum surgery.
We will pass the laser over the treated area a second time to stimulate the tissues and encourage the body to produce a clot. This helps to seal the treated area and promotes the healing process after your periodontal disease treatment.
We will need to adjust your bite to ensure that there is no pressure on any part of the mouth that would cause trauma. This is even more important in areas that have experienced bone loss.
With LANAP®, most patients are able to resume normal daily activities right away. For more information about the latest options for laser dentistry in Miami, FL and periodontal disease treatment with LANAP®, schedule your consultation with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross today!
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