Laser dentistry can provide important benefits for the patient experience, recovery time and the accuracy of treatment. Dental lasers can be used in a range of treatments addressing damage to the teeth or gums, frenectomy and cosmetic concerns regarding the gum line.
Corbin Dental offers laser dentistry including advanced treatments for gum disease and periodontitis using LANAP. This dental treatment can help patients with the effects of advanced gum disease, including those who are experiencing dramatic changes in their bite and the stability of their teeth. LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure for restoring gum health using laser energy that can precisely target damaged tissue to remove infection and stimulate natural healing.
LANAP: How does it work?
LANAP uses the advanced PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to specifically target only damaged tissue. This leaves healthy tissue intact and stimulating the body’s natural healing response to regenerate new, healthy gum tissue after treatment. Cleared by the FDA in 2004 to treat gum disease, LANAP is an alternative to traditional gum surgery, providing an improved patient experience, no need for sutures and faster healing times.
Benefits of LANAP include:
- NO drill
- NO sutures
- Less bleeding and swelling
- Shorter recovery times
- Less gum tissue loss
- Minimal discomfort
LANAP for Bone Regrowth
LANAP is considered safe and proven effective for patients who are diabetic or on an aspirin regimen. It is also a treatment option for addressing periodontal concerns and poor gum health before the placement of dental implants. LANAP can help regrow bone tissue commonly lost in patients with periodontal disease. Stable bone is essential for a successful dental implant when replacing missing teeth.
Am I a candidate for LANAP®?
Dr. Richard or Dr. Bruce Corbin can evaluate the condition of your gums to determine the stage and extent of disease and damage. Most patients can be considered a candidate for LANAP, even those who may be seeking an alternative to recommended gum surgery. The first step is to schedule a visit to one of our New York area dental offices in Bayside, Jackson Heights and Oyster Bay. We will work with you on an individual basis to identify your needs, discuss your cosmetic goals and create a personalized treatment plan for restoring healthy gums.
How long is LANAP treatment?
LANAP is completed over the course of two office visits. Each visit will be approximately 2 hours, during which your Corbin dentist will use the dental laser to address tissue damage, first on one side of the mouth and the other side at the second visit. If necessary, we will also provide treatment for teeth that have become loose or need to be strengthened with a crown to support the best possible outcome.