LANAP = Laser-Assisted Regeneration
LANAP, or the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. Laser periodontal treatment is a highly effective way to treat patients with periodontitis (gum disease) in both the early and late stages of progression. The LANAP procedure involves removing diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue undisturbed. The laser we use for the LANAP procedure is FDA-Approved in recognition of its ability to significantly improve treatment outcomes in patients with periodontal disease.
LANAP laser treatment also possesses the added benefit of stimulating periodontal regeneration (also known as LAR — Laser Assisted Regeneration).
LANAP laser therapy is rewriting the treatment paradigm for patients with advanced gum disease. If gum disease isn’t caught in the early stages of gingivitis, it can progress to a more serious stage of periodontal disease. This progression usually leads to the gum tissue pulling away from the tooth, eventually resulting in tooth loss.
As one of the latest advancements in periodontal technology, LANAP’s precision and effectiveness offers patients some key advantages over more traditional treatments for periodontitis:
- less post-procedure discomfort
- less inflammation and bleeding during and after the procedure
- less chance of dental decay following the procedure
- a more aesthetic appearance of the gums after the procedure
- a faster rate of healing and periodontal regeneration
LAPIP (Laser-Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure)
The LAPIP protocol is perhaps the most patient-friendly and predictable answer for problematic dental implants. Studies indicate that 95% of failing dental implants that are treated with LAPIP will improve and re-stabilize. With LAPIP, traditional surgical intervention can be avoided while still retaining the integrity of the structural tissue. This also means that other treatment options remain a possibility should they be needed.
Now You Can Get Laser Gum Treatment in Columbia, SC
In an effort to provide his patients with the best available treatment, Dr. Gregg McKenzie offers LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) in conjunction with periodontics and implant dentistry. He specializes in treating patients with gum disease (periodontitis), using LANAP laser therapy whenever needed.