LANAP Laser Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
What is LANAP Laser Treatment?
The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontitis treatment protocol that the FDA clears for the clinical and histological ability to regenerate new gum tissue, ligament, and bone. The procedure is minimally invasive and stimulates the release of growth factors, allowing the body to heal naturally. The dentist uses a precise laser that targets the bacteria that cause gum disease.
How Does LANAP Laser Work?
A small amount of light energy from a laser is directed through a tiny fiber gently placed between the gum and tooth. This light energy removes a tiny amount of diseased tissue and aids in reducing the bacteria associated with the disease. Tartar associated with inflamed and bleeding gums is removed from the tooth's root surface using an ultrasonic scaler and instruments. After thoroughly cleaning the area, the body can heal naturally.
Who is the Candidate for LANAP laser surgery?
Patients with moderate to severe gum disease can significantly benefit from the LANAP protocol. This is also an excellent treatment option for patients fearful of conventional scalpel surgery and taking certain medications, such as blood thinners. With the LANAP laser treatment, patients do not have to stop taking drugs.
What Are LANAP Laser Treatment Benefits?
Compared to traditional cut-and-sew surgery, the LANAP revolutionary protocol gives less pain, bleeding, sensitivity, swelling, and gum loss. There is minimal downtime and fewer post-op infections after the procedure. LANAP laser treatment promotes the regeneration of supporting gum tissues. The healing process is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery.
Why Is It Important to Treat Gum Disease?
The health risks of gum disease go far beyond just the loss of teeth. There is a proven connection between gum disease and several severe medical conditions. People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and have a significant risk of heart attacks. Gum disease is also linked to other health problems such as respiratory disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction, HPV, and pregnancy complications.
Is Medical Insurance Cover LANAP treatment?
Yes, your medical insurance may cover your LANAP treatment! Did you know most of your dental providers will not offer to check your medical insurance coverage for LANAP or even other needed dental treatment? Don't be fooled into thinking that medical insurance doesn't pay for dental procedures. They do, and you deserve to use your insurance for eligible procedures!
Can the LANAP Help My Loose Dental Implants?
LANAP is a perfect treatment to treat losing implants. Using LANAP protocol, we can often save ailing, failing implants, and peri-implantitis.
For more information about LANAP laser treatment and oral health, please call Advanced Dental Center at (203) 945-0068 or contact us online. Schedule your consultation with the best dentists in Norwalk, CT!