LANAP Laser Gum Treatment - Aliso Viejo, CA

Less Pain. Less Discomfort. The Laser Alternative to Traditional Gum Surgery.

What Is Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, has been linked to several health problems including heart disease and premature delivery. Many patients diagnosed with periodontitis have had to undergo painful surgery and a long recovery time. As technology evolves and breakthroughs are made in dentistry, we are committed to keeping up and offering the latest and most advanced treatments to our patients. Utilizing a laser to treat gum disease is something that many patients can take advantage of. LANAP® laser gum disease treatment with our skilled Aliso Viejo, CA team is an innovative alternative to traditional gum surgery and is a highly effective, minimally invasive procedure that can restore your oral health after gum disease in as little as one appointment. Furthermore, LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure is an FDA cleared treatment for gum disease and offers patients a higher standard of care!

Why Choose LANAP® Over Traditional Gum Surgery?

Traditional surgery typically utilizes a scalpel so that the doctor can reflect the gum tissue back for visibility and to clean the pocket and reduce the pocket depth. The pocket depth is reduced by cutting away tissue. In many cases the additional use of bone grafting or membrane materials will be needed in order to achieve reattachment of the gum tissue to the root surface of the tooth. LANAP does not require the use of a blade, or sutures. It is a minimally invasive surgery that results in very little recession and pain for the patient. the first time we can remove the diseased tissue and bacteria from your gums without harming, cutting, or removing healthy tissue!

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Discomfort & Pain

Discomfort & Pain

Traditional surgery can be fairly painful and require pain medication and downtime. Many patients opt for dental implants to avoid the pain involved in gum surgery. LANAP involves much less discomfort. There is almost never a need to prescribe pain medication and the patients can usually go right back to work and move on with their daily routine.
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Gum Recession

Gum Recession

Traditional surgery can result in lowering the gum line anywhere from 2-4 mm all the way to 10-15mm. LANAP is much less invasive and more selective in the tissue that it cuts. This is a very important difference because recession can lead to a number of aesthetic problems for the patient, and cause the teeth to become very sensitive to cold and hot temperatures.
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Healing Time

Healing Time

The healing time for LANAP is much faster because it is a new technology that is less invasive than scalpel surgery. The laser kills the bacteria in your pockets resulting in a reduction of inflammation and healthier tissue.
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Long-Term Results

Long-Term Results

Although we can have fantastic results long term with both treatments, LANAP is far more predictable when it comes to bone regeneration and connective reattachment of the tissue. The laser stimulates the bone that surrounds the root of the tooth and has been proven to encourage regeneration, often saving teeth that would have previously been extracted. Many times we can reverse the effects of periodontal disease and the patient will get better and better as time goes on.

LANAP laser gum surgery offers patients a gentle option for addressing periodontal disease

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The LANAP Treatment Process

  • Measuring pocket depths – This is the first step of laser gum disease treatment and allows us to determine how much loss of attachment may have occurred.
  • Remove bacteria – We will pass a pulsed light laser over the diseased areas to kill the bacteria causing periodontal disease. The laser only affects the infected tissues, saving healthy tissue and supportive structures.
  • Calculus removal – We will use small ultrasonic scalers to break down the calculus deposits on the surface of the teeth for easy removal.
  • Second laser pass – The laser is passed over the treatment area a second time to form a clot. This creates the ideal healing environment around the area and also prevents further infection.
  • Tissue compression – The gum tissue is compressed against the surface of the tooth, and no sutures are required for this procedure.
  • Bite adjustment – You may need to have your bite adjusted to ensure you are not putting stress or pressure on certain teeth.
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