When pocketing and bone loss have progressed due to periodontitis, additional procedures may be necessary to stop the progression of gum disease and reduce the pocket depths to save your teeth. Many patients avoid going through treatment because they fear traditional cut and sew surgery. Now there is a new, minimally invasive laser surgical procedure which is an alternative to traditional techniques!
The LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) may be recommended by our doctors treat gum disease as specialists in periodontics.
Our office was the first in Northern Colorado to offer the LANAP procedure for the treatment of advanced periodontitis. Dr. Shumaker and Dr. Allen are trained and certified in the LANAP procedure by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).
This cutting-edge procedure uses the only laser system FDA approved for the regenerative treatment of periodontitis (gum disease), the Millenium PerioLase MVP-7 laser. The LANAP protocol allows minimally invasive surgical treatment of gum disease to save your teeth!
The LANAP procedure is backed by over 10 years of clinical research, including human histologic studies which prove this procedure reverses bone loss caused by gum disease by resulting in new attachment to tooth roots, bone regeneration, and improvement in gum tissues to a healthy state.
The LANAP protocol is a minimally invasive bladeless procedure that does not require scalpel incisions or sutures. LANAP laser surgery results in substantially less post-treatment pain, return to normal activities rapidly after treatment, and the ability to treat the entire mouth in just 1-2 visits plus follow-up.
LANAP involves several specialized steps that are delivered over a series of just a few appointments, including the LANAP laser surgical procedure, occlusal (bite) adjustment, occlusal (bite) guard use, and associated follow-up.
Similar to all therapies for advanced periodontitis, after your LANAP procedure, we will continue to maintain you on an every 3-month cleaning scheduled called periodontal maintenance.
Video Demonstration of LANAP Procedure
In addition to contacting our office, if you would like to read more on the LANAP procedure please visit www.lanap.com If you have been told that you have moderate to advanced gum disease and want to save your teeth please contact our office at 970-207-4061 to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for LANAP, or ask your general dentist for a referral.