The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) has revolutionized the way in which we manage periodontal disease. With state-of-the-art laser technology called Periolase, diseased gum tissue can be removed and new tissue growth can be promoted in a manner that is more conservative and successful than ever before.
Compared to traditional periodontal therapy methods such as ultrasonics and manual scalers, the laser offers unparalleled precision and more effective infection control. The bacteria that live below the gumline and the infected lining inside a periodontal pocket can both be targeted by the laser energy with an exceptionally high rate of success.
During the procedure, the advantages of the Periolase are easily recognizable. The procedure is minimally invasive, meaning your periodontist will not need to damage or remove the healthy, hard or soft tissues. There will be no need to reduce or remove the surrounding gum tissue. Instead, the diseased tissue can be targeted and treated directly.
There is also very little bleeding, minimal discomfort, and relatively speedy healing. The laser is designed to fit comfortably under the gumline to access diseased tissues and promote healing. In response to the reduction in bacteria, the gum tissue will be less inflamed, bleed less, and look healthier. In many cases, the new, healthy environment leads to the regeneration and reattachment of gum or bone tissue.
Most patients are pleased to know that this form of periodontal therapy eliminates the need for cutting, suturing, or the removal of gum tissue. This conservative approach means that the healing period is minimal and you will be permitted to return to your normal activities right away.
Laser periodontal therapy is based on the conservative concept that promotes tissue regeneration whenever possible, as opposed to the unnecessary removal of tissue. The procedure has been approved by the FDA and its clinical and commercial success continues to gain momentum.
If you are suffering from any stage of periodontal disease, contact the Dallas office of Dr. Beth Tomlin today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Periolase and the LANAP.