Laser dentistry has made a big splash over the years, leading to better precision and comfort for patients with a range of oral health problems. If you suffer from gum disease, laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP, involves the use of lasers to rid your gums of infected tissue while promoting regeneration. Other forms of gum disease therapy do not promote regeneration of tissues, which is what makes the LANAP so different.
First, Dr. Reiner will assess pocket depth. Next, he will use a laser to destroy gum disease pathogens, disinfecting the area. The energy from the laser promotes faster healing. Healthy gum tissue is preserved. Sutures are not necessary, as a second round with the laser closes the pocket and begins the process of clot formation.
Gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss, which is why regular checkups to detect the problem are so important. LANAP can be used even in instances of severe gum disease, helping to reverse the effects of this serious issue in a less damaging way than with traditional treatments. Few dentists offer LANAP for gum disease, but at the Vero Beach dental office of Dr. Reiner, we've incorporated this advanced technology to help you achieve the healthiest gum tissue possible.