(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)
Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol
Dr. Randy J. Greenberg offers
the FDA cleared Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), providing
treatment of gum disease
in Wallingford. LANAP® is used to treat patients who
have moderate to advanced levels of gum disease. This convenient laser periodontal
therapy removes diseased tissue and bacteria by vaporization, and eliminates
the need for scalpels and sutures. Healthy tissue remains undisturbed and
healing of the treated areas occurs more quickly compared with traditional
Laser Periodontal Therapy –
About the Procedure
Before execution of this
revolutionary laser gum treatment, patients are evaluated with x-rays, periodontal
measuring tools to evaluate the depths of the periodontal pockets, and charts
to determine the severity of the disease. Early stages of periodontal disease
could possibly be amended with a non-surgical treatment, while moderate to severe
cases will require more extensive treatment.
treatments, LANAP® requires no scalpels, sutures, or removal of healthy tissue.
Instead, the procedure is executed with the PerioLase® MVP-7™, a
fiber optic laser that is equal to about three human hairs. This laser
accomplishes treatment of this condition by vaporizing the diseased tissue and
bacteria, leaving healthy tissue structure in place. Tartar deposits detected
on the root surfaces are removed with the use of ultrasonic scaling instruments.
To complete the laser periodontal therapy, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is
placed on a setting that creates blood clotting around the treated areas to
promote the healing process.
Once this has occurred, the
gum tissues are gently compressed against the surfaces of the teeth, so that
sutures are not required, resulting in minimal post-operative discomfort and less
recovery time. The bite is evaluated, especially in areas where significant
bone loss has occurred, and adjustments are made as necessary.
Gum disease, in any stage,
should never go untreated. To learn more about laser periodontal therapy
the treatment of gum disease in Wallingford, contact the office of Dr. Greenberg