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!
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!
LANAP laser gum surgery offers patients a gentle option for addressing periodontal disease
LANAP Protocol – laser gum disease treatment