When left untreated, gum disease is a dangerous condition that can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and bodily harm.
However, you may be put off by the idea of undergoing surgical gum grafting and bone grafting.
North Carolina Implants and Periodontics in Raleigh, NC, offers LANAP®, a comfortable alternative.
What Is LANAP?
LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA-cleared treatment for periodontal disease. Using laser technology, Drs. Thiago Morelli and Teebok Choe can eliminate diseased tissue and stimulate your body's natural healing response to regenerate new gum and bone tissue. The procedure also encourages your gum tissue to reattach to your teeth, providing healthy support.
Our periodontists use the PerioLase™ MVP-7™ laser for this remarkable procedure; no scalpel or sutures are required.
How LANAP Benefits Patients
LANAP is usually performed in two two-hour appointments: one appointment for each side of your mouth. This allows our periodontists to be thorough in their approach to treating your periodontal disease.
When compared to traditional periodontal surgery, patients typically report less pain and discomfort during and after the LANAP procedure. LANAP is minimally invasive and targets only bacteria and diseased gum tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Additionally, patients often feel well enough to continue with their daily activities immediately after treatment.
LANAP naturally cauterizes the treatment site, sterilizing the area and reducing blood loss. Treatment is also safe for patients with health concerns like diabetes, HIV, or hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.
LANAP results in less blood loss, swelling, pain, sensitivity, and gum loss compared to traditional gum surgery. The healing process after laser dentistry can also be faster and more comfortable than traditional surgical methods.
How LANAP Works
"LANAP is minimally invasive and only eliminates bacteria and diseased gum tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed."
We Also Perform LAPIP at Our Raleigh, NC, Dental Office
Patients Appreciate Our Service "I would highly recommend Dr Morelli and LANAP."
After a 15 year hiatus from the dentist (mostly due to hating the pain and sounds), I needed some advanced work. I had the LANAP procedure and it has been 100% worth it. I just finished to left side today. I had the right side done a few weeks ago. To my surprise, it was pretty much pain free and the recovery time on the right side was minimal. If you have some bad pockets like I had, I would highly recommend Dr Morelli and LANAP.View On Google
Very professional, super friendly, one-of-a-kind service… Made me feel like I was a family member… they went out of their way far and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I will suggest going here over any other dental office in the Raleigh area… Everyone greets with a smile, and honestly made me forget that I was there for dental work if I could give everybody a five star review from this office, I would… I wish this type of service was more common. Keep up the great work.View On Google