LANAP is a patient-friendly, minimally invasive procedure to deal with Gingivitis.

Gingivitis is caused by calculus deposits that harbors bacteria which infects the gums. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth and can cause people to experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Untreated, this can progress to periodontitis, a much more serious form where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting bone structure. Without treatment, the infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The way to repair this damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that would have meant surgery and sutures, but today many dentists offer the LANAP Protocol. It is a patient friendly, minimally invasive procedure that is a great improvement over gum surgery.

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In most cases, a dentist will schedule a consultation to explain how the laser works and even give you a demonstration. Next, an X-ray will be taken to make sure an effective diagnosis is given and the extent of the damage is determined. When you return for your first LANAP procedure treatment, a local anesthetic will be given to ensure no possible discomfort is felt. A general anesthetic isn’t necessary because the LANAP procedure is designed to be much less traumatic.

A tiny laser fiber that is about the thickness of three hairs is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away. The procedure is over with quickly, taking only two 2-hour sessions. Your dentist will treat half of your mouth at each session, and afterwards you’ll most likely feel well enough to go back to work!

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