PerioLase® Laser Therapy
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure as an alternative to open flap surgery. By definition, it is a full mouth procedure. Dr. Layport was trained on the technique in 2011. She will be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this technique when considering your specific situation. She typically recommends it over flap surgery when the whole mouth is involved and especially when the deep pockets affect the front teeth. She typically does not recommend it for a localized problem in the back.
PerioLase® MVP-7™ is alternative to gum surgery, is a less painful, less traumatic way to treat periodontal disease at any stage.
The LANAP® Procedure uses a special kind of laser called the PerioLase® MVP-7™, invented by two dentists in Cerritos, California. Dr. Robert Gregg and Dr. Delwin McCarthy spent years developing a better way to treat gum disease. The laser fiber, which is only about as wide as three human hairs, is inserted between the gum tissue and your tooth, where it removes the noxious elements that cause gum disease.
During your first LANAP® Procedure treatment, you'll receive a local anaesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort a general anesthetic isn't necessary. The procedure is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions.
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