LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This procedure is a highly effective and minimally invasive surgical therapy used to treat severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults within the United States. Periodontal disease (better known as gum disease) starts off as plaque, an opaque film that eventually hardens, forming tartar. Tartar harbors bacteria that infect the gums and cause them to weaken the bond that securely holds the teeth into place. When gum disease turns into severe Periodontitis, pockets form where the teeth have separated from the gum line and supporting bone structure.
Once gum disease is in its severe form, the only way to repair the damage that has been done to the gum line and teeth is to get rid of the bacterial infection and close the pockets. Until recently, this repair could only be done through surgery and sutures. However, today many dentists offer the LANAP Protocol. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat periodontitis. Dr. Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care offers this state-of-the-art procedure to treat patients with severe gum disease. Dr. Patel is a board-certified Doctor of Dental Surgery and uses his qualifications to clear away the infection within the pockets.
With this patented procedure, only a local anesthetic is required, giving patients a very short amount of down time. Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Patel is committed to giving his patients professional and individualized dental care. No two mouths are alike, and Dr. Patel uses his expertise to treat patients who are looking for an experienced LANAP dentist. Please call today if you interested in learning about LANAP as well as other state-of-the-art procedures that we offer.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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