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Laser Perio Treatment

Picture this: You’re brushing your teeth on a Monday morning before work. Everything is fine until you spit and notice something red. Bleeding gums are a small sign of a large problem: gum disease. Fortunately, an advanced, minimally invasive laser technique can provide a solution.
Laser Perio Treatment

What is LANAP?

LANAP stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure. This revolutionary non-surgical technique for treating gum disease is minimally invasive, FDA-cleared, and does far more than just reduce bleeding gums and shrink periodontal pockets. It can actually help stimulate bone regeneration in areas where gum disease has deteriorated the tissues.

How Does LANAP Work?

A comprehensive periodontal exam gives Dr. Yoshida the information he needs to develop your specific treatment plan to restore the health of your gums.

He then uses a special laser called the PerioLase MVP-7 to eradicate unhealthy tissue while leaving healthy tissue in place and intact. Tiny ultrasonic scalers are then used to remove calculus deposits from below the gum line, and a seal is formed around the teeth, creating a stable healing environment around the affected areas.

Dr. Yoshida then recompresses the tissue against the roots’ surfaces and makes adjustments to your bite as needed.

LANAP laser gum surgery is usually done in two visits of about two hours each, but it can be done in a single session upon request. Dr. Yoshida will probably ask you to come back a week later for a follow-up visit to check the results.

Since there’s minimal discomfort with LANAP, most patients report no problems returning to work the very next day.

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