LANAP Laser Specialist

Montclair Dental Spa

Dental Spa & Anesthesiologists located in Montclair, NJ & Englewood, NJ

Are you struggling with gum disease? Are you not looking forward to surgery or other painful therapy to restore gum health? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Moussa at Montclair Dental Spa in Englewood and Montclair, New Jersey, to find out more about LANAP laser treatments for gum disease. No incisions. No scalpels. Just an effective treatment that encourages speedy healing with new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment. Call the office or book your visit online today.

LANAP Laser Q & A

What is LANAPⓇ?

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is an FDA-approved treatment protocol that uses laser energy to remove tissue infected by periodontal (gum) disease, eliminate tartar under the gumline, and kill the bacteria causing your infection.

The oral health care professionals at Montclair Dental Spa have used LANAP for years to successfully replace traditional surgery as the standard of care for gum disease. They prefer the conservative LANAP surgical protocol over traditional surgery for gum disease because of its many benefits.

What are the benefits of LANAP compared to traditional surgery for periodontal disease?

New bone growth and gum tissue reattachment are vital in the effective treatment of periodontal disease. With traditional treatment, grafts are often necessary to replace diseased and damaged bone and gum tissue that are removed during surgery. This typically requires repeat surgeries and prolongs the healing time.

The laser precision provided by the LANAP protocol allows your oral surgeon to remove the smallest amount of tissue necessary to resolve the periodontal infection and destroy existing bacteria while preventing the need for grafts. The laser energy also boosts your body’s natural ability to generate new bone and creates an environment that encourages gum tissue to reattach to your teeth.

Other benefits of LANAP include:

  • No incisions or stitches
  • Less risk of postoperative infections
  • Very minimal to zero bleeding and swelling
  • Significantly decreased pain
  • Less gum tissue loss
  • Reduction of deep gum pockets that hold bacteria

LANAP is also considered safe for patients with diabetes, bleeding disorders, and other medical conditions. Essentially anyone diagnosed with inflammatory gum disease is typically a suitable candidate for LANAP.

Can any dentist perform LANAP?

While it’s considered safe in the hands of a qualified provider, the laser technology and surgical approach used with LANAP requires extra education and surgical training. Your Montclair Dental Spa surgeon has received the training and certification necessary to qualify as a LANAP provider.

Schedule a visit at Montclair Dental Spa today for more information about LANAP and the health of your gums. Call the office or use the convenient online scheduling tool to make your appointment.

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