Laser Periodontal Treatment
Dr. Primm is fully trained and licensed to perform Laser Periodontal Treatment using LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), an FDA cleared and patented laser procedure that greatly reduces the pain and recovery time associated with traditional gum surgery used for treating gum disease.
Gum Regeneration Post LANAP
What is LANAP?
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is used to treat periodontal disease and save many teeth that werepreviously considered hopeless. It uses the world’s first digital dental laser, the PerioLase ® MVP-7 , which was specifically designed for treating periodontal disease. The PerioLase ® laser is used as part of Laser Periodontal Treatment, to remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket by passing a laser light between gum and tooth. Patients don’t hear or feel it – except for a little warmth. LANAP promises the patient a pain-free method to zap away disease. The procedure’s method of eliminating germs from the gums is very similar to lifting ink from a paper. First, the laser uses heat to strip away the diseased gum. The laser only seeks out infected tissue, which is darker in color than healthy tissue, leaving healthy tissue in place. Then, the dentist uses the laser a second time to heat the area until a clot is formed, protecting the newly-lasered tissue by sealing it. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable.
The laser is an effective tool for improving overall dental health with less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removal, and less recovery time than traditional gum surgery or periodontal treatment. You don’t have to worry about bleeding, stitches or post-treatment infection, because your gums haven’t been cut. You will also enjoy fewer follow-up visits and less time in the dentist chair.
Dramatic Patient Benefits
- Dramatically less traumatic yet highly effective alternative to cut and sew gum surgery.
- No cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches means easy recovery with minimal bleeding.
- Preserves gum tissue instead of cutting it away.
- Reduces root exposure and sensitivity.
- Reduces infection.
- Reasonable expense.
If you’re looking for alternatives to painful periodontal surgery, look no further. The doctors at the Advanced Institute for Oral Health offer the highest quality service in Tennessee. With our state of the art LANAP laser, and the expertice of our doctors, periodontal treatment is quick and painless.