LANAP is the First FDA Cleared Laser Based Treatment for Gum Disease
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Are Dental Lasers Safe?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery in 1991. Since then, lasers have become an integral part of many common dental procedures.
Laser Gum Surgery in Detroit, MI
Lasers are focused beams of light and have been put to a number of different uses in a number of different fields since their debut in 1960. In dentistry, lasers are now used to diagnose diseases, and in both soft and hard tissue procedures. New technology is constantly increasing the effectiveness of dental care and reducing the level of discomfort for the patient.
One of the most important uses of lasers in dentistry is in the treatment of periodontal disease using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). LANAP® uses the PerioLase® MVP-7TM laser to remove the disease-causing bacteria from the surface of the tooth and reattach the gum without excessive bleeding, cuts, or sutures. The wavelength of the PerioLase® MVP-7TM allows the laser to treat periodontal disease without damaging healthy tissue. The laser eradicates diseased tissue and bacteria while healthy tissue remains unaffected. Dr. Joseph Nemeth belongs to the one percent of dental professionals who currently offers this type of laser Gum Treatment in Detriot, MI.
Without the use of lasers, traditional periodontal surgery involves several procedures across multiple appointments. Diseased tissue is removed by cutting into the gums with a scalpel and then using sutures to close the wounds. The use of lasers in the treatment of periodontal disease has dramatically improved the comfort of the patient while efficiently treating the infection.
Benefits of LANAP
- Treats gum disease and saves teeth
- Speedy recovery time
- Minimal pain and bleeding
- Does not cause gum recession
- Fewer appointments required
- Safe procedure – FDA cleared
Do not lose your teeth to periodontal disease. Treatment is more convenient than ever, so there is no reason to wait. Dr. Nemeth is certified to perform LANAP® with the PerioLase® MVP-7TM. If you are interested in laser dentistry in Southfield, MI, contact his office to schedule your consultation.