If you have gum disease, then you probably know you have a risk of losing your permanent teeth. Gum disease can also contribute to other health conditions such as heart disease. Fortunately, the LANAP® protocol, which we are certified in at Bucks County Smiles, is a powerful and safe laser treatment for gum disease. It’s not invasive like traditional gum surgery and will help you achieve a more beautiful, healthier smile.
The LANAP® protocol uses a safe, targeted laser to treat gum disease. Specifically, the LANAP® protocol uses a PerioLase® MVP-7TM dental laser that utilizes a specific wavelength to kill bacteria hiding in gum pockets. The laser is able to reach deep into the space between the teeth and gums without harming the gum tissue. Because no cutting of gum tissue is required with the LANAP® protocol, the treatment is less painful and more comfortable than traditional periodontal surgery. It also results in incredibly fast healing times.
LANAP® gum therapy has many benefits for patients. It is safe for patients with chronic health conditions and on blood thinners. Here are just a few of the benefits:
If you are one of the 50% of adult Americans with active gum disease, then you might be a good candidate for the LANAP® protocol. Gum disease is no joke. It can exacerbate a variety of health issues ranging from diabetes to heart disease, and it’s linked to strokes and even premature births. Most adults with gum disease do not get the treatment they really need.
Since the LANAP® protocol is so safe and non-invasive, it’s very likely that you will be a great candidate for the procedure if you have gum disease. Even patients on blood thinners or with conditions such as diabetes, HIV, or hemophilia can safely receive LANAP® treatment.
The LANAP® protocol is patented and was approved by the FDA in 2004. The tiny dental laser light uses “FiberFlex” fibers that are as thick as a few human hairs. The dentist will guide the laser light between the teeth and gums to kill the bacteria festering in the pockets of the gums. Healthy gum tissue will not be negatively affected.
Traditional gum surgery often results in post-surgical gum recession and increased tooth sensitivity. These problems are greatly reduced or entirely eliminated with the LANAP® Protocol. Recovery is fast and easy. You can go back to “business” immediately after LANAP® treatment.
At Bucks County Smiles, we are dedicated to leveraging the best in dental technologies to improve your oral health. We are trained and certified in the LANAP® Protocol and ready to help you gain control over gum disease. Get started today!
Treating gum disease is safe and easy with the LANAP® Protocol. To see if the LANAP® Protocol is right for you, contact Bucks County Smiles today at (267) 365-3004 to set up an appointment.