e Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an FDA cleared therapy that is used to treat patients who have moderate to advanced levels of gum disease. This convenient laser periodontal therapy enables Dr. Randy J. Greenberg in Wallingford, CT to remove diseased tissue and bacteria with minimal pain and a short recovery time, without damaging teeth or harming healthy tissue.
Lasers in dentistry can be utilized as a treatment method for:
• gum recession
• tooth decay
• loose teeth
• bleeding gums
• uneven gum lines
• exposed roots
• indentations in the gums or jaw bone (from tooth loss)
Additional uses include:
• curing of ceramic crowns or bridges and resin fillings
• preparation for fillings
• biopsy or lesion removal
• enhanced activation of teeth whitening
For advanced treatment of gum disease in Wallingford, contact the office of Dr. Greenberg.
LANAP® vs. Traditional Methods
Traditional periodontal surgery unfortunately requires the incision of healthy gum tissue to access the diseased tissue and bacteria causing the infection. As a result, healing time may be prolonged and gum recession often results. When compared to traditional periodontal surgery, laser periodontal therapy with LANAP® provides numerous advantages and benefits, some of which include:
• no use of scalpels that can damage healthy tissue
• no exposure of bone
• faster treatment
• fewer visits
• no stitching
• minimal pain
• little to no recovery time
• promotes faster gum healing
Is Laser Periodontal Therapy a Good Solution for Me?
Before being treated with laser periodontal therapy, patients are provided an evaluation. This evaluation is performed with x-rays, periodontal measuring instruments, and charts to determine the severity of the disease. From there, your treatment plan will be reviewed and customized.
Dr. Greenberg is one of the few dentists in Connecticut to offer LANAP® for the treatment of moderate to advanced gum disease. Contact him today to learn more about the treatment of gum disease in Wallingford and to schedule your consultation.