What Is Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure and How It Can Help You (LANAP)

Many people are unaware of several new procedures and treatments that could give them a perfect smile and boost their confidence. One of these is a treatment called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP).

Patients with periodontal gum disease who are desperately looking for a method to address the issue should consider LANAP. This treatment is suitable for everyone who fears traditional dental procedures and surgery. LANAP is a process that doesn’t involve any incisions at all or cause postoperative irritation or soreness.

Want to find out more info about LANAP and how it can help you fight disease-causing bacteria in your mouth?

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What Is Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure?

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a combination of various periodontal approaches for treating gum disease and other dental problems. It is significantly less painful than typical gum treatments, less intrusive, and it reduces recovery time.

The procedure starts as a cleaning process of the deepest parts of the tooth pockets. It continues with the complete elimination of bacteria in the gum line or jawbone. LANAP also helps with your gum tissue and bone, allowing them to regenerate quickly and restoring overall tooth functionality.

Choosing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) means targeting infected parts while leaving your healthy gums and tooth roots intact. The fiber-optic tip emits light, which removes bacteria and infected tissue from the mouth.

Whether you have a minor or severe gum problem, one or two LANAP treatments are enough to solve your problem. With traditional dental surgery, gum disease or bacteria takes four or five visits to fully resolve. Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure is more effective than surgical procedures and other traditional therapies. Five years after the treatment, reports show that more than 90% of patients are gum disease-free and experience no trouble with their gums or teeth.

What to Expect After LANAP?

Although LANAP is a quick and painless treatment, some patients report soreness and mild aching after the procedure. Slight throbbing might occur around the treated areas for the first couple of hours (or days) after treatment, but pain relievers can quickly solve this.

You can’t brush or floss your teeth for the first two weeks after treatment. The best way to clean your mouth and teeth is by using a mouthwash. If you want to speed up the recovery process, you should follow a strict diet for the first three days – based on more liquids and soft foods. Alcohol and cigarettes can bring new problems and may disrupt your overall health. So, make sure to avoid them at least two weeks after the treatment.

 As your gums heal, your dentist may suggest small modifications to your bite. If necessary, the periodontist will recommend braces to prevent you from crunching your teeth at night, which can compromise the recovery process.

Are You a Candidate for LANAP?

Anyone with gum disease (minor or severe) can benefit from LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure). The treatment is an excellent option for those who take medications as well as patients who are afraid of dental surgery.

Benefits of LANAP Over Conventional Surgery

There are several reasons why LANAP is growing in popularity:

  • Painless process (involves less or no pain)
  • Minimal invasion and less bleeding
  • No sutures are necessary post-treatment
  • Faster recovery time
  • Minimal tissue shrinkage
  • Only two visits are required to complete the laser treatment

All of these benefits make LANAP quite superior to any standard or traditional oral surgery.

As a process that takes less time than traditional dental surgery, LANAP allows patients to experience less discomfort with superior results. It is a simple procedure and is suitable for anyone who suffers from gum disease. Safe for all patients, it also works for those with health issues like hemophilia and diabetes.

Where Can I Find a Practice That Offers the LANAP Treatment?

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At Dr. Wentz’s office, we pride ourselves on performing Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedures by using our top-of-the-line PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser. We are 100% confident that LANAP is the best non-surgical treatment that can help you relieve pain when experiencing any gum discomfort.

Want to hear more details about it – and schedule an appointment?

Feel free to contact Dr. Wentz and schedule your LANAP consultation today. As your local Lubbock, TX,  experts, we are always ready to take care of your gums.

Call us today at (806) 794-8365!