LANAP / Laser
Laser Periodontal Therapy and LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) are used to treat periodontal disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. For Laser Periodontal Therapy or LANAP we use the world's first dental laser - the PerioLase MVP-7, which was specifically designed for treating periodontal disease. The PerioLase laser is used as part of Laser Periodontal Therapy or LANAP to remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket by passing a laser light between the gum and tooth. The procedure is osseous surgery utilizing a laser. Patients do not hear or feel it, except for a little warmth. Laser Periodontal Therapy and LANAP promises the patient a pain-free method to zap away disease. The laser removes the diseased gum and then forms a clot that protects the lasered tissue, allowing the body to naturally heal. The result is improved gum pockets and more stable teeth.
The laser is a very effective tool that allows Drs. Nygaard & Poovey to perform traditional osseous surgery without cutting and suturing. Patients benefit with improved outcomes that can save teeth.