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Osseous Surgery vs LANAP®

Because of the advances in dental technology, it’s easier than ever to treat periodontal disease in Aliso Viejo, CA and Mission Viejo, CA and a host of other oral health issues. Specifically, LANAP®, also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure surgery is much more advanced than traditional surgery, which means you enjoy better results that bring out the best in your smile. Know that our patients at Claire Cho DDS can receive either traditional osseous surgery based on their preferences as well as their specific dental needs. 

LANAP Process

Traditional Surgery

With traditional periodontal surgery, a scalpel is used to access the area that requires treatment. Because healthy gum tissue is being operated on, there is a chance doing so could result in gum recession, which means a gum graft may be required later on to maintain the health of your gums. To help you stay calm during traditional surgery, know that we offer our patients sedation dentistry options.

LANAP® Surgery

Rather than using a scalpel, more advanced treatment for periodontal disease instead uses a laser, which doesn’t cut into healthy gums. Bleeding is minimized, which goes a long way in your overall recovery and healing. What’s more is the fact that you’ll experience minimal discomfort, and your procedure will go faster with the use of a laser. Additional benefits of laser treatment instead of a standard scalpel include:

  • Little to no recession of the gums
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Less risk of infection.

Get in Touch With Us to Learn More

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with periodontal disease, or think you might have problems with your gums, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. Our goal is to do what’s best for your overall oral health as well as your peace of mind, so let us know if you have any questions about your options by contacting our office at  in Alsio Viejo, CA.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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