What is LANAP?

Dental Partners of Boston Offers Comprehensive LANAP in Boston

Man smiling after LANAP surgery
Caption: LANAP is a less invasive treatment for gum disease available at Dental Partners of Boston

Using up-to-date dental techniques, Dr. Guzman works with you to improve your dental health, including with the use of LANAP – Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure.

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
  • Diabetes
  • 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:

Faster Healing

The minimally invasive properties of LANAP mean the body can heal and recover faster than with other procedures.

Less Discomfort

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.

Easier Recovery

You’ll be back in your daily routine right away. Some patients return directly to work!

Tooth Survival

You’ll be able to possibly keep your natural teeth, even when other procedures deem them to be unsalvageable.

Bone Regeneration

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!

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