LANAP LAPIP Laser Gum Therapy Lexington MA
LANAP LAPIP Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy is a great solution to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). This FDA approved procedure reverses the effects of gum disease by eliminating the bacteria and diseased gum tissue. In addition, laser gum treatment allows for a quicker healing process compared to the traditional gum surgery method, which can last several weeks.
What is periodontal disease (gum disease)?
Periodontal or gum disease is a chronic gum infection that ultimately results in tooth loss. Maintaining good dental hygiene reduces the chance of the disease. However, genetics, health conditions, and life-style choices may result in a higher risks for the disease.
What are the benefits of laser gum therapy?
Lexington Smile Studio uses LANAP and LAPIP laser gum therapy. The laser is very precise in targeting the specific areas, which allows for a 24 hour healing time. Other benefits of LANAP and LAPIP laser gum treatment include:
- Significant reduction of gum disease
- Reverse bone loss
- Less invasive compared to traditional gum surgery
- Preserves teeth and dental implants
- Promotes healthy gum tissue
What is LANAP and LAPIP?
LANAP minimizes gum pockets around teeth and eliminates bacteria. While, LAPIP focuses on dental implant preservation. Gum disease can affect dental implants which is called peri-implantitis. This condition results in implant failure if left untreated.
Furthermore, LANAP and LAPIP laser gum therapy is not a painful procedure. If you would prefer, we could use a local anesthetic to further comfort you. After the treatment, some patients may notice swelling or slight discomfort. Over-the-counter pain relief medication can be used. Nonetheless, patients usually recover within 24 hours.
Contact Us Today
Preventative dental care is always recommended to avoid oral issues like periodontal disease. Learn more about your dental health by scheduling an exam and consultation. Our team would be delighted to further assist you. Call (781) 861-7645 or book an appointment here.