What is LANAP®?
Every year, millions of Americans develop gingivitis that progresses to periodontal disease but only a small percentage end up seeking the treatment they need. Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease, has been linked to a number of health issues including diabetes, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and premature births. It is an epidemic around the United States and around the globe, but the majority of treatment options have been limited to procedures that involve cutting the gum tissue to access the infection.
Now, patients have more options with the advancements in laser dentistry. The introduction of the PerioLase® MPV-7™ and LANAP® allows us to remove and kill bacteria that is residing deep under the gum line. The laser targets only the infected tissue and leaves healthy tissue behind. This means that patients enjoy less gum recession, minimal discomfort, and little to no sensitivity following the procedure. LANAP® is an FDA cleared laser treatment and is backed by extensive research and scientific studies. It offers the highest standard of care for patients with moderate to advanced stages of periodontal disease!
Benefits of LANAP®
The top benefits of LANAP® include:
• Fast healing and recovery times
• Minimal discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery
• Less downtime
• Little to no gum recession
• Reduced inflammation and bleeding
• Can save the teeth
• Helps to regenerate bone tissue
• Zero contraindications
If your gingivitis has progressed to periodontal disease, receiving treatment is extremely important to your oral and overall health. To learn more about laser dentistry in Fairfax, VA or to find out if you need treatment for gingivitis, set up your consultation with Dr. Withers today!