Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

Laser gum surgery is the preferred gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is performed by our periodontists in two convenient sessions of 2-3 hours each.LANAP Steps

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A Visit for the LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment

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When you visit our office for this gum surgery alternative, your doctor will begin by assessing any loss of attachment as well as the depth of your gum pockets, evaluating the damage caused by gum disease. Treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC is performed with the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The light from this laser is able to selectively target the bacteria that cause gum disease and any affected tissue, leaving your healthy tissue intact. As a result, no scalpels or sutures are necessary for this gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

Your periodontist will remove calculus deposits from the roots of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers are used to perform this phase of the gum surgery alternative.

At this point, the laser is again used to gently agitate the bone, root, and tissue below the gum line. This creates a clotting effect, allowing the blood to form a seal around your teeth. The closed environment produced by the blood is beneficial for the healing process after gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

In the final phase of this gum surgery alternative, your doctor will compress your gum tissue against the teeth, adjust your bite, and evaluate the overall impact of the laser gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

After the LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment

The majority of patients that undergo this gum surgery alternative are able to return to work the following day and manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. Prescription medications are rarely needed after gum disease treatment in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC.

Our periodontists located in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC look forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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