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LANAP

Virtually Pain-Free Gum Disease Treatment Using Laser Dentistry

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Enjoy Comfortable Care and a Faster Return to Oral Health

Is gum (periodontal) disease affecting your oral health and smile? Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults who are age 30 and older experience the same condition. Gum disease has the potential to create serious effects, including bone deterioration, gum recession and devastating tooth loss. Our team at Jackson Implants and Periodontics offers LANAP® (laser assisted new attachment procedure), a modern solution to the common oral problem of gum disease. LANAP laser gum disease treatment is an advanced treatment protocol that gently and comfortably treats active periodontal infection, arresting the disease process and providing a faster return to oral health.

Patient Discusses His LANAP Experience

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What Is LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

LANAP laser gum disease treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional osseous or gum surgery methods, designed to treat moderate to severe cases of periodontitis. To perform LANAP gum disease treatment, we use the advanced PerioLase® MVP-7® laser. This precision soft tissue laser targets harmful bacteria and areas of infected tissue deep below the gum line. Backed by science and years of proven results, the LANAP protocol is highly successful in treating localized to generalized areas of gum disease without causing collateral damage to surrounding healthy areas.

Benefits of LANAP

LANAP laser gum disease treatment offers a number of benefits to your health, smile and overall comfort. Below are just a few you can expect to experience:

  • Nearly painless procedure

  • No incisions or sutures

  • Faster healing response

  • Fewer dental appointments

  • Stimulates bone regeneration

  • Encourages natural tissue healing

  • Helps saves teeth from gum disease

  • Reduces inflammation by up to 90 percent

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What to Expect From the LANAP Process

Our periodontists are proud to offer LANAP at our Jackson, MI, and Ann Arbor, MI, practices. Although complex, the LANAP process is relatively simple for the patient, and often is completed within two visits:

Local anesthetic is applied to treatment areas to ensure comfort

The dental laser is directed into periodontal pockets, or active areas of infection.

Bacteria and diseased tissue are vaporized.

Tartar is targeted, and mechanically removed by our team.

The laser is passed over treatment areas, once again, to form a natural clot.

The clots seal off spaces between the teeth and gums to protect treatment areas.

The healing process begins almost immediately following completion of LANAP treatment.