LANAP, which stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure, is an FDA-cleared laser treatment that offers a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery for periodontal disease (link to Gum Disease page). LANAP treatment protocol is one of the most successful protocols in treating gum disease. This is because it can target the source of the swelling and inflammation without damaging or removing any healthy gum tissue, allowing the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for cutting with a scalpel or sutures.
The LANAP protocol is used to:
Helping to control and treat periodontal disease makes it much more likely to restore and save teeth that may otherwise be hopeless.
Below are the steps required when undergoing LANAP treatment:
When periodontitis occurs around a dental implant instead of a natural tooth, it is known as peri-implantitis. Just like with periodontal disease, peri-implantitis is often the result of poor dental hygiene habits and early diagnosis is vital to saving the implant and restoring oral health.
LAPIP stands for laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure. It is a laser-based approach to helping treat damaged or failing dental implants. LAPIP allows the patient an opportunity to protect the dental implant investment with no scalpel cutting, bone-grafting, or stitches. This means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less downtime, and less recovery time.
The LAPIP protocol allows for:
The LAPIP treatment protocol is a no-risk first-line treatment that can preserve other treatment options. The ability to control and treat peri-implantitis will allow you to save and protect your dental implant investment.
Below are the steps required when undergoing a LAPIP treatment:
If you suffer from gum disease in Littleton, Colorado and require gum surgery, please make an appointment with Dr. Jenkins at Littleton Implants & Periodontics. LANAP or LAPIP requires further training for Dr. Jenkins but offers the value of better precision and comfort to our patients.
Here at Littleton Implants & Periodontics, we put a special emphasis on patient comfort and education. We want to make sure each patient is fully informed of his or her diagnosis and treatment plan and feels comfortable and confident in our office. Please let us know of any specific concerns or fears you may have regarding your treatment. We’re happy to answer questions or address concerns or fears and will do our best to eliminate them. Read More »
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