It may sound surprising, but over 80% of US adults suffer from some degree of gum disease. And if left untreated, gum disease can lead to receding gums, loss of bone, and ultimately, tooth loss. Thankfully, there is an excellent option for patients who are fearful of conventional scalpel surgery – the LANAP® protocol. Sound too good to be true? Take a look for yourself…
The LANAP protocol is a minimally invasive gum disease treatment that uses a specific dental laser, the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The LANAP protocol is the first and only protocol to receive FDA clearance for True Regeneration, which is re-growing new cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone, three components are needed for full oral function.
What are the benefits of the LANAP protocol for the treatment of gum disease?
Less post-operative pain. Using the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, the LANAP protocol helps avoid cutting and stitching of the gums. As a result, patients usually have minimal post-operative discomfort.
Quicker recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their regular daily activities immediately following the procedure, which generally requires less than a 24-hour recovery period. Following traditional scalpel and suture surgery, recovery can take two to four weeks, during which patients can experience considerable pain and swelling.
Healthy gums with minimal recession. When your gums are cut, the tissue shrinks and can show more of your tooth root. Because the LANAP protocol does not cut your gums, the tissue stays intact.
Regeneration without foreign materials. Because the PerioLase laser stimulates your body’s own healing response, your LANAP dentist doesn’t have to add foreign ‘growth factors.’
For more information about LANAP protocol, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561- 691-0020 or visit www.cohen-dental.com.
Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.