How Laser Technology Can Effectively Treat Gum Disease

How Laser Technology Can Effectively Treat Gum Disease

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Sep 8 2021, 10:15 AM

Gum disease is a serious condition that damages the soft tissue around your teeth and can affect the bone that supports them. Also known as periodontitis, the condition loosens your teeth and can lead to tooth loss. 

Until recently, the only treatment for periodontitis was surgery. But, technological advancements in recent years have brought about an innovative laser treatment called LANAP. 

At Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Zamakhchari and Dr. Nasir use this state-of-the-art laser technology to treat patients with gum disease and restore their dental health. Let’s take a closer look at what the procedure involves.

LANAP: What Is It?

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP, is a surgical therapy developed by Delwin McCarthy and Robert H. Gregg II in the 1990s for the treatment of periodontitis.

Over the years, the procedure has become one of the most popular alternatives to traditional gum surgery.

The therapy uses a PerioLase MVP-7 laser to target the inflamed gums and reduce pocket depth without disturbing the healthy soft tissue. The process is known to stem attachment loss and prevent further tissue damage.

Another benefit of LANAP therapy is that it helps your body beat chronic infections without invasive surgical procedures.

Who Can Get LANAP?

LANAP is a good option for anyone suffering from periodontal disease. It is even suitable for pregnant women or patients with diabetes or other complications. 

What Are the Benefits of LANAP?

LANAP offers many benefits compared to traditional surgical procedures. Some of the most notable advantages are:

  • It is comparatively pain-free.
  • It promotes soft tissue regrowth.
  • It is minimally invasive.
  • It is less likely to cause pain, bleeding, or infection.
  • It requires little to no downtime.
  • It is quicker and requires fewer sessions than other procedures. 

With a motto of "No Cut, No Sew, No Fear”, LANAP has helped thousands of people recover from gum disease and live a more comfortable and healthy life.

Learn more about the procedure and find out if you are a good fit for LANAP by contacting Dr. Zamakhchari or Dr. Nasir at Stonewall Dental Associates at (703) 368-1000. You can also request an appointment on our website or visit our office at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110 for assistance.

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