LANAP Procedure – Baltimore, MA
A Modern Solution for Gum Disease
We’re proud to offer LANAP® (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) as a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive way to treat gum disease. The process involves multiple steps that allow us to target and remove diseased tissues all without the use of traditional scalpels. To learn more about this advanced answer for your gum problems, call our office today.
Why Choose Harbor Periodontics for LANAP Procedure?
- State of the Art Laser Technology
- Knowledgeable and Friendly Periodontist
- Convenient Garage Parking Available
Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol
- Measurement of pockets. Your periodontist will use a probe to measure the depth of the periodontal pockets. This provides key information about how much the gum has detached from the root.
- The laser removes bacteria. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ uses pulsed light to dissolve diseased tissue within the pocket and kill the living bacteria that cause gum disease. The laser’s light is not absorbed by water, which allows the surrounding tissue, root, and bone, to remain unaffected.
- Removal of calculus. Calculus is hardened plaque that has attached to your teeth and bone. Ultrasonic scalers are used to scrape calculus that has formed in pockets beneath the gum line. Although the laser cannot accomplish this in the earlier steps, it does assist by denaturing the calculus, breaking down its chemical makeup and making it more easily removed.
- A clot is formed. The laser is used a second time at the bottom of the pockets to stimulate the soft tissue, root, and bone, inciting regeneration and attachment. Simultaneously the tissue becomes sticky and begins forming a sealed clot around the tooth root. This creates a clean, stable environment, fostering fast and complete healing.
- Tissue compression. Gum tissue is compressed against the tooth’s root surface to promote reattachment, eliminating the need for painful sutures.
- Bite adjustment. Your doctor will adjust your bite to minimize trauma to teeth, particularly in areas where bone loss has occurred.