LANAP® Laser Treatment
Results of LANAP® Therapy
Video Illustration of LANAP® Therapy
In the more advanced stages of periodontal disease, the LANAP / laser-assisted treatment may be used as a less invasive osseous surgical option to remove bacteria at and below the gum line and to repair the support around the teeth. The office of Jason J. Augustine D.D.S., M.S., P.C. is certified and provides LANAP® laser therapy as an alternative to conventional osseous surgery. This is an FDA-cleared laser treatment to address gum disease and it offers a less painful alternative to traditional surgery.
This procedure is highly specialized and requires additional training and certification in order to provide this to patients. Many lasers exist and claim similar treatments in an attempt to treat gum disease but only this specific
This treatment has quickly become the best “first line of therapy “ to treat many stages of gum disease. If these areas do not respond to this treatment then other treatments will be considered. LANAP® research illustrates a proven methodology that is less invasive and can result in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Less sensitivity
- Less gum loss
- Very little downtime after treatment
- Less Post-op infections
- Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
- Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery
If the advancement of periodontal disease is beyond the scope of non-surgical or laser assisted therapies, traditional gum surgical treatment may be necessary to stabilize and repair the bone and surrounding structures of the teeth. Gum surgery is required when the depth of periodontal pockets do not favorably respond to basic therapy such as cleaning. Regular brushing and flossing often times cannot remove plaque and bacteria from deep inside these pockets, thus causes the gum disease to rapidly advance. Periodontal gum surgery treatments, including LANAP, provide a better therapeutic result. It creates improved anatomy and environment that is maintainable. Gum disease requires continued long-term care because there currently is no cure. Patient education and patient engagement are essential.