What is LANAP?
An FDA-cleared laser treatment called the LANAP protocol offers a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery. LANAP results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment. The LANAP treatment is one of the most successful protocols in treating gum disease because it can target the source of the inflamed gums without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue, slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allow the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures.
- Gum disease affects 85% of U.S. adults.
- LANAP is clinically, scientifically and histologically proven for the best and safest results of curing gum disease.
- People with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease, while women with gum disease are 14% more likely to have breast cancer.
- Research continues to link oral and systemic health, making effective gum disease treatment imperative to total health.
- Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
- Laser radiation vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and alerts the practitioner to the presence of tartar.
- Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions.
- Bone is modified at time of surgery.
- Laser is used to form a gel-clot containing stem cells from bone and PDL.
- Reattachment of the inner layer of gum tissue to a clean root surface with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system.’
- Occlusal trauma adjusted.
- New attachment is regenerated.
“Evidence-based dentistry,” according to the ADA, “is based on three important domains:
- The best available scientific evidence.
- A dentist’s clinical skill and judgment.
- Each individual patient’s needs and preferences.
Only when all three are given due consideration in individual patient care is evidence-based dentistry actually being practiced.” The LANAP protocol meets the three domain requirements of evidence-based dentistry.