Right now there are millions of Americans living with gum disease; however, only a small percentage of this number will seek professional treatment. Research has linked gum disease to a variety of health complications including diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and low birth weight. While gum disease may seem like an inconvenience or irritation in its early stages, it is a significant health risk that should be taken seriously.
Until recently, treatments for gum disease have been more invasive. Proper treatment meant either dental surgery to cut and remove affected gums, or extracting teeth and replacing them with dentures or dental implants. Recent advances in dental technology have provided a more precise alternative with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure).
The LANAP® procedure utilizes the highly specialized PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser to provide a non-invasive, more predictable results driven treatment to fight gum disease. The protocol selectively targets and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease, removes damaged gum tissue, and creates new attachment of healthy tissue back to a tooth’s root surface. LANAP® treats gum disease without the pain, gum line recession, and increased sensitivity traditionally associated with periodontal treatments. Additionally, LANAP® offers more predictable long-term results.
LANAP® is the first and only FDA cleared laser protocol on the market for fighting gum disease. The laser surgery’s ability to kill the bacteria that causes gum disease is backed by both domestic and international independent studies. LANAP® can save natural teeth that otherwise would require extraction by promoting bone regeneration. LANAP® saves teeth, reduces pocket depth, and regenerates bone growth to achieve optimum periodontal health.