Many people have heard of lasers being used for a variety of medical procedures (usually cosmetic in nature), such as hair removal. Dental work being done by a laser is considered a new phenomenon, even though it’s been around for years.
The LANAP treatment uses a powerful laser that is minimally-invasive. It is designed to be used to treat gum disease without cutting into the gums or using sutures, which is easier on your body. LANAP requires less time to complete the procedures, and in most cases, people can be in and out in two hours or less. You’ll also need follow-up care for about six months.
The LANAP treatment also ensures a faster recovery, and most patients only take about 24 hours to recover. Traditional surgery can take up to six weeks for full recovery. It’s also designed to remove the infection and reduce inflammation, as well as the pain and discomfort that gum disease includes. It is safe for all patients who cannot use traditional oral surgery procedures because of certain medical conditions, including those on blood-thinning medications and those with diabetes. It can also be used for any patient who has a dental phobia because there is no noise or pain associated with the procedure.
At National Periodontics, they understand that patients who suffer from periodontitis are already in enough pain. Your gums probably hurt all the time, and you want relief and can’t find it with OTC medicines. Their laser surgery option uses the Periolase MVP-7 laser, so it only targets the infected gum and doesn’t harm healthy gums. Plus, it can also heal the bone and the teeth, ensuring that you get the best care possible. While LANAP treatment options may seem like a futuristic dental procedure, it’s available right now.