LANAP™, Laser Periodontal Therapy, is a combination of periodontal methods for the treatment of gum disease and modern, accurate and effective laser dentistry. It is less uncomfortable for the patient than traditional treatments, and recovery time is reduced. With LANAP™, the gum disease is treated while being able to save the gum tissues, teeth and bone structures.
LANAP™ targets the infected area while leaving healthy areas intact. Light is emitted by a fiber-optic tip, which removes bacteria and diseased tissue from the pocket. The laser energy kills the bacteria that caused the infection without causing any damage to surrounding tissues. In addition to the laser, ultrasonic scalers are used to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gum pockets for a deep cleaning.
LANAP™ LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY is done within the span of two visits followed by two follow up visits. Traditional surgery to treat gum disease takes at least four visits to complete, with follow up visits to remove sutures. LANAP™ is proven to be more effective than traditional surgery, as 95% of patients are still gum disease free after five years.
If you have recently been diagnosed with gum disease and were told that you need surgery, please know that LANAP™ is a safe and proven alternative which can save you time, hassle and money. Most patients recover from this treatment within 24 hours, so it’s not necessary to take more than a day off of work. Only local anaesthetic is needed during the treatment, and afterwards Ibuprofen is sufficient to alleviate any mild discomfort. LANAP™ is a revolutionary treatment that can help anyone suffering from gum disease. It is virtually pain free with minimal recovery time needed. It gives the patient the best possible chance of healing from gum disease and preserving the natural tooth and gum tissues.
Please contact us today to book a consultation if you feel that you may be a candidate for LANAP™. You can reach our Vancouver office at 606-872-0222 or our Coquitlam office at 604-936-8244.