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. 

 

Contact Dr. Krishnan today at 718.878.4878 for your gum surgery questions!

 

 

Benefits of LANAP®

Faster Healing- LANAP® is minimally invasive, allowing the body to recover and heal more quickly.

Minimal Discomfort- The PerioLase® MVP-7™ revolutionizes perio surgery offering a holistic laser setting called biostimulation in the treated areas, offering faster healing and making the need for postoperative pain medication unnecessary much of the time.

Recovery Time Minimal- Most patients can immediately return to their daily lives after surgery and back to eating as they usually do within a week typically.

Minimal to No Gum Recession- Because the procedure only removes diseased tissue, gum line recession is almost non existent. This maintains the aesthetic appearance of a healthy smile.

Reduces Gum Inflammation and Bleeding- LANAP® can remove up to 90% of oral inflammation after 1 visit. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy gum tissue.

Minimal Bleeding During Surgery- PerioLase® MVP-7™ controls bleeding during surgery through the formation of natural forming blood clots, minimizing risk of bleeding and other adverse complications.

Saving Teeth- Patients can keep natural teeth, sometimes even when deemed hopeless with traditional treatments.

Regenerates Bone- LANAP® is the only protocol that is scientifically proven to regenerate bone and new connective tissue around teeth.

LANAP® has zero contraindications, which means it will not interfere with any other diseases medically treated or medications such as patients on blood thinners being treated for heart disease.

Contact Dr. Krishnan today at 718.878.4878 for your gum surgery questions!