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LANAP

Using Laser Dentistry for Virtually Pain-Free Gum Disease Treatment

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Enjoy Comfortable Care and a Faster Return to Good Oral Health

Is gum disease taking its toll on your oral health and smile? Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults aged 30 and older experience some form of periodontal disease. Gum disease is a progressive disease which, if left untreated, can cause serious oral health concerns such as gum recession, bone deterioration, and tooth loss. Our periodontal specialists at Eastside Implants and Periodontics offer LANAP® (Laser-assisted new attachment procedure), a minimally invasive, modern solution to treat gum disease. LANAP gently and comfortably treats active periodontal infections, arresting the disease process and providing a faster return to good oral health.

Patient Discusses His LANAP Experience

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What Is LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

Designed to treat moderate to severe cases of periodontitis, LANAP laser gum disease treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional osseous or gum surgery methods. To perform LANAP gum disease treatment, we use the advanced PerioLase® MVP-7® laser. This precision soft tissue laser specifically 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

Well-trained and experienced in offering LANAP at our Centerline MI, Ann Arbor, MI, and Jackson, MI, practices, our periodontists are proud to offer this modern technology to our patients. Although complex, the LANAP process is relatively simple for the patient, and often is completed within two visits:

A small amount of 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.