Laser Periodontal Therapy™
Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a laser-based approach to gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills. To you, the patient, this means: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you and your employer. The reasons we use Laser Periodontal Therapy™ are to: remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintain the height of the tissue around teeth, minimize pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place. Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise advanced failing teeth.
1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
2. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface tarter.
4. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
5. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
6. Bite trauma is adjusted.
7. Healing occurs.
LANAP = Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR)
The LANAP procedure, an FDA-approved laser therapy, is a less invasive and more effective treatment choice than standard surgery. LANAP=LAR is the only process that has been clinically proven to achieve true periodontal regeneration, new bone formation, and gum tissue reattachment. The PerioLase MVP-7 is used to conduct LANAP and LAR. The LANAP=LAR therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease because it can attack the root of inflammation without harming or destroying healthy gum tissue, delay or stop attachment degradation, reduce pocket depth, and enable the body to heal from the chronic infection without the use of a scalpel or sutures.
What To Expect
LANAP periodontal surgery is a full-mouth operation that takes two 2-hour visits to complete. If required, splinting of loose teeth can be done during this appointment. During the first session, one side of the mouth is finished, while the other side is completed a week later during the second visit. Patients often resume daily routines or return to work following surgery.
Both Drs. Bass and Hall are LANAP Certified Clinicians and provide periodontal and dental implant care in Plano, Texas, happily providing care to patients in Dallas, Coppell, Carrollton, The Colony, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney as well. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthy smile and optimal oral health.