Dental Partners of Boston Offers Comprehensive LANAP in Boston
Right at this moment, there are millions of Americans dealing with gum disease. This may not seem shocking to our patients, but what is shocking is that there are very few of them seeking the appropriate treatment. Gum disease can be linked to:
- Heart disease
- Pancreatic cancer
- Low birth weight
These conditions are the tip of the iceberg, but the most important thing is that patients understand whether they have gum disease and what to do about it. Gum disease can be prevented with early treatment, but if patients aren’t getting help, it goes untreated, leading to more issues.
Gum Disease Treatment
Treatments for gum disease have been relatively invasive up until recent years. Proper treatment either meant surgery, cutting away the diseased portions to create room for healthy tissue. Or, it meant extraction and replacement teeth in the form of dentures or dental implants. Thankfully, the dental technology today is far more comprehensive, and we now have LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.
What Is LANAP?
If you have heard of LANAP, you’re one of the lucky patients getting the best possible care for gum disease. The LANAP procedure uses highly specialized PerioLase MVP-7 lasers to provide more accurate, less painful, and less invasive treatment for gum disease. It works more accurately than a surgeon’s scalpel, and it targets and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease in the first place. LANAP removes the damaged tissue and re-attaches healthy tissue to the root of the tooth without the downsides of traditional gum disease treatments. It also has more long-term results.
As it stands, LANAP is currently the only FDA-approved laser protocol on the market for gum disease treatment – it’s also the first.
Benefits of LANAP
There are so many benefits of this new treatment, and it’s good to understand these before you go into your appointment. Here they are:
The minimally invasive properties of LANAP mean the body can heal and recover faster than with other procedures.
We won’t say it’s a painless procedure: everyone is different. However, it expedites healing and means that post-op pain is less than with a standard cutting and suturing procedure.
You’ll be back in your daily routine right away. Some patients return directly to work!
You’ll be able to possibly keep your natural teeth, even when other procedures deem them to be unsalvageable.
LANAP has proven to regenerate bone tissue around teeth.
Why Choose Dental Partners of Boston?
We must diagnose your gum condition before we go ahead with LANAP. Schedule an appointment today, and see how LANAP from Dental Partners of Boston can help improve your smile. Dr. Guzman and our team look forward to meeting you!