LANAP® is the most accurate and effective periodontal treatment available. In this procedure, Dr. Shelly Montes can clean out any pockets that have formed from gum recession and stimulate the growth of healthy gums. If you are in need of periodontal treatment, we recommend contacting Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry at 770-781-3685 and getting your oral health back on track with LANAP® in Cumming, Georgia. Please contact us today for more information, and to schedule your appointment with our skilled doctor.
LANAP®, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an advanced form of laser dentistry used to treat pockets that are formed from periodontal disease. When you have periodontal disease, your gums will begin to recede, creating “pockets” along the gum line where bacteria and other harmful substances can build up.
Because the gum line is receding away from the tooth surface, plaque can also build up on the tooth’s roots. By using LANAP®, our dentist can accurately and effectively clean out these pockets and help restore your natural gum line.
LANAP® is an FDA-cleared laser treatment, and it is the only scientifically- and research-proven treatment that results in truly regenerating gum tissue, growing bone, and reattaching tissue to bone. The LANAP® has 7 variable laser pulse durations, which means there are practice 7 different lasers in one tool. This allows our dentist to personalize your treatment plan to the laser option that is best for you.
Treatments performed with the LANAP® result in highly successful, more accurate, and less painful treatments. Because the LANAP® uses a fiber optic laser tip, it also allows for faster recovery, as it treats only the infected tissue and leave healthy tissue untouched. For this procedure, our dentist will perform the following steps:
- Insert the laser tip into the gum pocket, targeting and eliminating only disease-causing bacteria. The laser dissolves toxic germs and leaves the healthy gums alone.
- Removes the laser and inserts an ultrasonic cleaner. This uses soundwaves to break up plaque deposits on the top of the teeth and on the roots. Debris is flushed away with water.
- Use hand tools to remove any additional plaque buildup.
- Return the laser to the pocket, removing any remaining bacteria and diseased tissue. This also sterilizes your tissue and bone, and stimulates blood clots that create fibers to reattach your gums to your tooth.
The LANAP® provides an environment where diseased tissue and disease-causing bacteria are effectively removed, and where healthy tissue and bone can regrow. Because there are no stitches or surgical cutting involved, you can have a quicker recovery and a higher chance that your gums will remain disease-free. We invite you to contact our office to learn more about this advanced and highly effective treatment.