LANAP® Laser Periodontal Therapy
Gum disease |
Bone loss | Mobile teeth
At Murphy Dental and Implant Center of Murphy, TX, Dr. Ted Ling utilizes modern therapies to effectively treat these conditions and revitalize one’s oral health and wellness.
We use laser periodontal treatment known as LANAP laser periodontal therapy.
Honest, Gentle Care
Board-Certified Periodontist in Murphy, TX
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
Understanding the LANAP dental procedure
LANAP is an acronym that stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.” This is a surgery performed for patients who have developed the later stages of periodontitis. Instead of using a scalpel, we use modern laser dentistry to achieve results, removing diseased tissue and revitalizing the gum tissues.
How does LANAP laser gum surgery work?
The LANAP® protocol uses the specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact. With the LANAP procedure, diseased tissue is removed, and the gums are regenerated and reattached to the teeth to address the changes that have occurred from periodontitis.
What are the benefits of the LANAP dental procedure?
Less bleeding than with traditional scaling and root planing or surgery
No need for stitches after the procedure
More conservative treatment that preserves more gum tissue
Faster healing and recovery
Less invasive procedure that is also much more comfortable for the patient
Saves teeth - Patients can keep their natural teeth sometimes even when the teeth have been deemed ‘hopeless’ with traditional treatments.
What should I expect during my consultation?
During the consultation, Dr. Ling usually first reviews the patient’s medical and dental histories, including any periodontal treatment histories. Your periodontist will perform a complete periodontal evaluation to evaluate the severity of bone loss from your x-rays, and detect if you have deep periodontal pockets and/or inflammation.
Each individual's condition is different. Your periodontist will evaluate your overall condition carefully and see if you are a good candidate for LANAP laser periodontal therapy.
Our ultimate goal is to save as many teeth as possible, and to help you to maintain a good, long-term oral and overall health.