Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About LANAP®

YOU MAY ALREADY BE FAMILIAR WITH LASER DENTISTRY AND THE LASER ASSISTED NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE (LANAP®). IT HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE TREATMENT OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE, GIVING PATIENTS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SCALPELS AND SUTURES OF TRADITIONAL SURGERY. THIS MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE IS INCREASING IN POPULARITY DUE TO ITS ABILITY TO OFFER GREATER COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE TO PATIENTS WITH GUM DISEASE IN LAFAYETTE, LA, BUT IS IT THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LANAP®

WHAT IS LANAP®?

LANAP IS A GUM DISEASE TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED USING A LASER. THE LIGHT EMITTED FROM THE LASER HAS THE ABILITY TO DESTROY THE BACTERIA THAT INFECT YOUR GUM TISSUE AND REMOVE ANY INFECTED TISSUE WITHOUT HARMING HEALTHY TISSUE. YOUR MOUTH WILL BE IMMEDIATELY HEALTHIER AFTER SURGERY.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER GUM SURGERY?

WHEN YOUR PERIODONTIST USES A LASER, THERE IS NO NEED TO CUT INTO YOUR GUM TISSUE, AND NO NEED FOR INCISIONS OR SUTURES. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL SURGERY, INCLUDING BLEEDING, DISCOMFORT, AND A LONG RECOVERY TIME, ARE MINIMIZED.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE LANAP® OVER TRADITIONAL SURGERY?

PATIENTS WHO RECEIVE LASER GUM SURGERY REPORT THAT THEY HEALED MORE QUICKLY, WITH LESS SWELLING, SENSITIVITY, AND PAIN IN THEIR GUMS. ALSO, THE LASER ALLOWS YOU TO PRESERVE MORE OF YOUR HEALTHY GUM TISSUE AS IT TARGETS ONLY THE INFECTED MATERIALS.

IS LANAP® SAFE?

LANAP® IS SAFE AND THE PERIOLASE MVP-7 DENTAL LASER HAS BEEN CLEARED BY THE FDA. IN FACT, THIS DENTAL TREATMENT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO ENCOURAGE THE REGENERATION OF BONE, A CRUCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR YOUR TEETH THAT BECOMES DAMAGED BY PERIODONTAL INFECTION.

CAN MY DENTIST PERFORM LANAP®?

THIS LASER GUM TREATMENT CAN BE PERFORMED BY DOCTORS WHO HAVE RECEIVED COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING IN LASER DENTISTRY, THE USE OF THE PERIOLASE MVP-7, AND THE LANAP® PROTOCOL. DR. JAMES M. FINLEY IS A LANAP® CERTIFIED PERIODONTIST. PERIODONTISTS SPECIALIZE IN THE HEALTH OF YOUR GUMS AND BONE, THE SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR YOUR TEETH.

DR. FINLEY RECOMMENDS LANAP® TO TREAT GUM DISEASE IN LAFAYETTE, LA, ENSURING THAT HIS PATIENTS RECEIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY CARE. CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A CONSULTATION AND LEARN HOW WE CAN SAVE YOUR SMILE WHILE OFFERING YOU THE GREATEST COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE.

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