(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a patented periodontal treatment which has obtained FDA approval for gum disease treatment in 2004. Currently, not many other periodontal clinics in the area with properly trained doctors to offer LANAP® procedure for their patients . Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental Implants is proud to be able to make this treatment available to gum disease sufferers in South Florida.
There is no cutting and no suturing in LANAP® Proceudre, and much less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure, compared to standard periodontal surgery. The duration of the procedure is also shorter then traditional periodontal surgery. Generanlly LANAP® is more selective and less invasive then traditional surgery.
LANAP® procedure does not include the major loss of gum tissue which is almost always involved in traditional surgery. The gum loss can lead to increased teeth sensitivity caused by exposed roots and other periodontal problems.The laser used with LANAP® targets only damaged tissue, which has different light absorption than healthy tissue, without impacting healthy gum and bone.
Most of our patients recover within 24 hours, which make LANAP® very convenient and less problematic, then traditional periodontal surgery, where recovery can take between 2 to 4 weeks and is associated with considerable pain and swelling.
- Perio probe accurately record excessive gum pocket depth.
- Digitally pulsed laser light energy removes bacteria, pathological proteins and the diseased tissue from the inner pocket lining, sterilizing the pocket bacteria responsible for gum disease ,leaving the healthy tissue intact.
- As the pocket opens, the laser energy loosens the hard deposits allowing for ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments to remove root surface accretions.
- The pocket is re-entered with the laser light to create a gel-clot containing stem cells from the bone and aids in sealing the pocket closed, so new germs or food debris can get inside the pocket allowing the gum to heal.
- Reattachment of connective tissue to the clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot and gingival crest to create a closed system
- Bite trauma is adjusted
- New attachment is regenerated. New bond and new ligament is formed and healing occurs.