LAPIP – Laser Assisted Perio-Implant Procedure

The last 20 years have seen a revolution in dentistry, especially in the field of dental implants. Gone are the days when patients have to suffer with loose fitting dentures, and removable partials that cause damage to adjacent teeth. Dental implants are here to stay and are overwhelmingly successful when placed and restored by experienced dentists and dental surgeons.

Despite our best efforts, we are seeing more and more complications with implants. This is a condition we call “peri-implantitis”. Many times, implants can get infected under the gum line, which can result in bone loss around the implant, and in some cases loss of the implant itself. Complications due to systemic disease, medications and simply enough, aging can all lead to this problem.

LAPIP laser periodontal illustration

Until recently, the only treatment for an “ailing” implant was either extensive surgical repair and in most cases, removal of the implant and waiting for a new one to be placed.

With the advent of LAPIP, a specific laser surgery procedure that does not involve a scalpel or stitches, we can treat the infections and arrest the disease, and in some cases, regenerate new bone around the implant itself!

LAPIP, which stands for Laser Assisted Peri-Implant Procedure, is the only FDA-cleared laser procedure to treat ailing dental implants.

LAPIP Certified Clinician

For more information about LAPIP Laser Periodontal Treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thiago Morelli, get in touch with our periodontist's office in Raleigh, NC, today.

    North Carolina Implants and Periodontics

    North Carolina Implants and Periodontics

    Established in 2018, our practice is led by Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS. His professional affiliations and distinctions include:

    AAP: American Academy of Periodontology

    ADA: American Dental Association

    Diplomate - American Board of Periodontology

    Fellow - International Team for Implantology

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