LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery In Clearwater, FL
LANAP® Laser Treatment
Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, and bleeding gums. In advanced stages of gum disease, you may experience receding gums and shift or loosening teeth. A laser gum surgery, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), has become a popular gum disease treatment.
Dr. Wagner Discusses The Advantages Of LANAP Over Traditional Gum Surgery
- Patients experience less discomfort with this treatment because there is no cutting or suturing with laser gum surgery.
- Patients report less inflammation and bleeding with laser gum surgery, as this gum disease treatment targets only the bacteria and diseased tissue.
- This is the only gum disease treatment that is proven to regenerate bone.
- LANAP® laser gum surgery is especially beneficial to those patients who have a fear of dentistry or scalpels.
Who Is A Candidate For LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment?
Our LANAP®-certified clinician at Northwood Dental can help you assess whether LANAP® laser gum surgery is the right gum disease treatment for you.
- Anyone who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease may be a candidate for laser gum surgery.
- LANAP® laser gum surgery is a safe, effective gum disease treatment for patients who have medical conditions that would preclude or discourage them from having traditional surgery.
- Patients who have had an alternative gum disease treatment in the past without success may benefit from laser gum surgery.
How Does LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery Work?
LANAP® laser gum surgery is performed twice in two hour sessions. Northwood Dental administers local anesthetic for each session and most patients are able to return to work the next day.
- We will measure the pocket depth with a probe to assess loss before laser gum surgery.
- Pulsed laser light removes diseased tissue from the pocket, targeting only diseased tissue for gum disease treatment.
- Ultasonic scalers are used to clean calculus from underneath gum line as part of the gum disease treatment.
- The laser is used to stimulate the root and bone. This forms a clot, sealing the area around the teeth to promote healing after laser gum surgery.
Why Northwood Dental?
- Your first full exam, xrays and cleaning (in the absence of gum disease) is only $89
- Our Practice Features Three Expert Doctors
- We Offer a Wide Range of Dental Treatments