Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Traditionally, gum surgery involved invasive techniques, sutures, and lengthy recovery periods. However, advancements in dental technology have introduced LANAP as a revolutionary treatment option.
LANAP is a minimally invasive laser gum surgery performed to treat periodontal disease and promote regeneration of gum tissue. At General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa, our Dentist in Tampa, FL use a specialized dental laser for this procedure to target and remove diseased gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue, resulting in less discomfort and a faster recovery compared to traditional gum surgery.
The dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination, including periodontal charting and X-rays, to assess the severity of the gum disease and determine if LANAP is an appropriate treatment option.
The treatment area is numbed using a local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. A small fiber optic laser is inserted between the gum tissue and the tooth root. The laser selectively targets and removes diseased gum tissue and bacteria while leaving healthy tissue intact.
Ultrasonic scalers and special hand instruments are used to remove tartar and plaque from the tooth roots and smooth out the root surfaces, promoting healing and gum reattachment. The laser is used again to create a stable clot and stimulate gum tissue regeneration, promoting new attachment between the gum and tooth roots.
LANAP is a minimally invasive gum surgery technique that utilizes laser technology. It involves no cutting or sutures, reducing patient discomfort, bleeding, and swelling during and after the procedure.
LANAP specifically targets and removes diseased gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue. The laser selectively interacts with bacteria and damaged tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy gum tissue intact. This promotes faster healing and reduces the risk of complications.
LANAP stimulates the regeneration of gum tissue. The laser energy promotes the formation of a stable blood clot and activates the body's natural healing response. This leads to the regeneration of new gum tissue, reattachment of the gums to the tooth roots, and reduction in pocket depths associated with gum disease.
LANAP is an effective treatment option for moderate to severe cases of gum disease. It targets the bacteria and diseased tissue responsible for the infection, promoting gum tissue regeneration and overall oral health.
LANAP laser technology minimizes the need for incisions, stitches, and drilling associated with traditional gum surgery. This enhances patient comfort during the procedure and reduces anxiety associated with oral surgery procedures.
LANAP laser-assisted gum surgery is a minimally invasive option for treating gum disease and promoting gum tissue regeneration. To learn more about the benefits of LANAP laser-assisted gum surgery, visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa at 5010 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624, or call (813) 960-5869, or visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of South Tampa at 3112 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, or call (813) 874-5869.