LANAP® Therapy - Kenmore, WA
Your teeth are an important part of living a healthy and happy life. This means that they must be taken care of in order to ensure that they last you for a lifetime. While some patients interpret this to mean that they should be able to avoid any and all issues, realistically you are likely to need at least a little help from professionals when it comes to keeping your oral health in the best shape possible. That means that you should visit us regularly, particularly if you are suffering periodontal disease. At Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Kenmore, we are experienced with treating this problem and are proud to offer LANAP treatment options to our patients.
The LANAP laser removes diseased tissue and stimulates growth of new cells, helping regenerate bone and connective tissue.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a dental condition that affects the gum tissue that supports your teeth. Depending upon the severity of the condition, you might experience simply inflamed gums or you might experience significant bone and tissue loss that work to support your teeth. In either situation, it is especially important to keep your regular visits with us in order to keep the situation under control as much as possible. It is also important to discuss treatment options with us in order to make sure you are taking advantage of the latest options out there. LANAP therapy, for example, is a relatively new advancement that can be a boon for those suffering from periodontal disease.
What is LANAP Laser Therapy?
Also known as Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) therapy, LANAP is a type of procedure that has proven itself capable of promoting new cell growth in the root of your teeth and corresponding connective tissue. This means that you will be at a reduced risk of experiencing bone loss as well as other relatively common issues that are a part of dealing with periodontal disease.
LANAP surgery is an important treatment option that uses new technology to offer you significant advancements over old treatment options. More traditional therapies only worked to remove tissue that was already diseased and then seal the area in question in order to limit more damage from occurring. LANAP, on the other hand, actually works to stimulate new cell growth in order to help create healthier teeth and gums that are less likely to need to be extracted later on.
What are the benefits of LANAP?
In addition to stimulating new cell growth and reducing your risk of necessary tooth extraction, LANAP is a procedure that does not require stitching or cutting. This means that your recovery time is faster than it would be with older methods, and the treatment time itself is also rather fast. In fact, it can usually be completed in one to two visits. We do require that you come in for a follow up visit, too, so that we can check the area and ensure that everything is healing well.
If you are interested in learning more about how LANAP can help you improve your periodontal issues, contact us today at 425.939.0545 to schedule an evaluation! Our experienced dental professionals are happy to help.