LANAP® – short for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure – is an innovative, cutting edge periodontal surgery that is scientifically proven to treat periodontal disease. Approved by the FDA, LANAP® is administered by experts at Nu Image and is one of the most successful procedures in the dental field. It’s relatively painless and minimally invasive nature makes it the most efficient alternative to traditional surgical procedures.
LANAP® treatment is one of the safest and effective protocols in treatment of gum disease. Certified professionals at our practice perform the surgery without removing or damaging healthy tissue. The fine pointed laser tip is inserted between the gum tissue and tooth, allowing its particular wavelength to kill and vaporize the bacteria and deteriorated gum tissue. The meticulous cleaning of the gums with the laser allows your body to recover naturally from chronic infection without the need for invasive surgery.
At Nu Image, we prefer to use the LANAP® protocol to treat gum disease over traditional surgical alternatives as it less invasive and it encourages bone health and even regrowth. LANAP® allows our doctors to ensure your smile is at its best now and in the future.
More than 80% of Americans over the ages of 15 are inflicted with some sort of inflammation and chronic infection due to periodontal disease. Once triggered, this gum disease can quickly start to deteriorate your healthy smile, causing your gums to be swollen, recessed, inflamed. Bleeding of your gums can occur and bad breath is likely with this disease. If you ignore the disease for a prolonged period of time, there is a possibility of teeth loss. It is wise to opt for diagnosis and treatment at the first sight of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease occurs in the gums and can be identified by the following symptoms:
Swollen and receding gums
Increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums
Dark, red gums with frequent bleeding
Inflammation and chronic infection in the gums
Loose teeth, shifting bite and change in denture sizes
Bad breath and taste due to infection
Pain in the gums might be expected as a symptom but is usually not associated with gum disease.
If you experience any of the symptoms above then we encourage you to come in for a consultation. Our periodontal team will be glad to diagnose and treat your periodontal disease, painlessly, with the LANAP® treatment.