Millions of dental patients go to the dentist every year only to discover that they have periodontal disease. This dental issue is one of the most common dental issues that is diagnosed every year. Fortunately, dental science has many ways to help deal with periodontal disease and its effects.
LANAP is a special laser treatment that helps to restore the gum line and eliminate pockets where harmful bacteria can hide. If you’re looking for a LANAP Laser Periodontal Surgeon in Upper East Side, Manhattan, then look no further than Dr. Navid Baradian. Dr. Baradian uses cutting edge technology to minimize your discomfort and strives for superior results.
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. The procedure helps to clean and eliminate diseased tissue and bacteria to allow the gums to reattach to the teeth. This procedure has become superior to the traditional approach, which required the use of a scalpel to cut away and scrape out bacteria and diseased tissue. Unfortunately, the scalpel technique is often more invasive, takes more tissue than is necessary, and causes more pain and discomfort than the LANAP technique.
In some cases, LANAP procedures are also combined with bone grafts to help restore damaged bone and ensure that the teeth can properly function. Once the pockets have been cut down and cleaned, they can be reattached and allowed to naturally adhere to the new bone.
Reduced Pain – Traditional approaches require the cutting and suturing of tissues to restore the mouth. In many cases, the traditional approach is paired with longer recovery time, and the need for prescription pain medications to help patients tolerate their recovery. Because the LANAP approach reduces the amount of tissue to be removed and only gets rid of damaged tissue, recovery times are shorter, and only extreme cases require prescription medication.
Healing – LANAP requires significantly less healing time than traditional approaches. Because the healthy tissue remains intact, there isn’t as much that the body has to do in order to repair itself. The laser approach kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and preserves the healthy gum tissue.
Reduces Effects of Gum Recession – Many patients who undergo LANAP surgery have some level of gum recession. Typically, the gums are still considered healthy even if they have receded between 2-4 mm. In recessed gums, this measurement can be around 14 mm. This difference exposes the roots of the tooth to disease and increases tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. The LANAP approach only takes diseased tissue, so it helps patients maintain more of their natural height.
Having dental work completed with a laser can seem pretty space-age. However, this cutting-edge science is routinely used in dental offices around the country. If you’re looking for a LANAP Laser Periodontal Surgeon in Upper East Side, Manhattan, then look no further than our offices. Our friendly and professional staff will make you feel right at home.
The LANAP protocol is completed with a local anesthetic. Then a laser fiber is inserted between the gums and the tooth. The laser can then clear away the bacteria and diseased tissue. Typically, patients require two appointments of about two hours each to complete the entire procedure, although some cases will only take a single appointment. The gums are then allowed to heal and naturally reattach to the tooth’s clean surface.
Many patients looking for a LANAP Laser Periodontal Surgeon in Upper East Side, Manhattan have chosen the superior service that is offered by Dr. Baradian. If you think that you may be a candidate for LANAP, contact our offices today. Our staff is ready to take care of all your dental needs.