LASER PERIODONTAL TREATMENT (LANAP)

Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment

When oral bacteria accumulate en masse underneath your gums, they can embed themselves between your teeth’s roots and the tissues surrounding them. Their growing presence, and the infection and inflammation that they cause, are the driving forces behind destructive periodontal disease. Therefore, treating the condition requires removing the bacteria and allowing the tissues to heal. Using the advanced LANAP protocol, Dr. Kania can restore your periodontal health without the need for more intrusive surgical methods that are often required for advanced cases of periodontal disease.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment

The Periolase MVP-7 Nd:YAG digital laser combines advanced light-concentration technology with a soothing flow of sanitized water to create a more precise, more comfortable form of periodontal treatment. By replacing the traditional scalpel method of surgery, the benefits of laser periodontal treatment include;

  • Less chance of damage to surrounding tissues
  • Quicker healing, without the need for sutures
  • Lower risk of infection (the laser cauterizes the tissue and reduces bleeding during the procedure)
  • More accurate results, which reduces the risk of periodontal disease flare-ups in the future

Schedule Your Appointment Today

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.