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What is LANAP® - Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

Right now, there are millions of Americans living with gum disease; however, only a small percentage of this number will seek professional gum disease treatment. Research has linked gum disease to a variety of health complications including: diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and low birth weight. While gum disease may seem like an inconvenience or irritation in its early stages, it is a significant health risk that should be taken seriously.

Until recently, treatments for gum disease have been more invasive. Proper treatment meant either gum surgery to cut and remove affected gums, or extracting teeth and replacing them with dentures or dental implants. Recent advances in dental technology have provided a more precise alternative with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure): a powerful, new, advanced tool in combatting gum disease.

LANAP® is the first and only FDA cleared laser protocol on the market for fighting gum disease. The laser surgery's ability to kill the bacteria that causes gum disease is backed by both domestic and international independent studies. LANAP® can save natural teeth that otherwise would require extraction by promoting bone regeneration. LANAP® saves teeth, reduces pocket depth, and regenerates bone growth to achieve optimum periodontal health.

And now, Madison Square Dentistry is offering this advanced laser gum surgery in Midtown Manhattan, NY.

The LANAP®(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) utilizes the highly specialized PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser to provide a non-invasive, more predictable results driven treatment to fight gum disease. The protocol selectively targets and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease, removes damaged gum tissue, and creates new attachment of healthy tissue back to a tooth's root surface. LANAP® treats gum disease without the pain, gum line recession, and increased sensitivity traditionally associated with periodontal treatments. Additionally, LANAP® offers more predictable long-term results.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery?

Laser gum treatment provides a lot of benefits over traditional procedures. Here are just a handful:

Less Time

  • 24 hour recovery time
  • Less time in dental chair
  • Only takes two 2-hour visits
  • Lowers risk of further health complications

Virtually No Pain

  • No cutting, no stitches
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Reduced risk of post-op infection
  • Decreased sensitivity

Long-term Results

  • 98% of patients remain stable after 5 years
  • No contraindications
  • Little-to-no gum recession
  • Regenerates Bone Tissue

We look forward to treating you at our Manhattan dental office.

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