The LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol is the first FDA approved laser treatment for gum disease that has been shown to re-grow lost bone and tissue. Known to be less painful with less downtime after treatment, the LANAP protocol is a full-mouth procedure that is usually completed in one 3-hour or two 2-hour visits. A laser fiber, about the width of three human hairs, is inserted between the gum and tooth and selectively removes diseased tissue. It will not harm healthy tissue and removes the bacteria known to cause gum disease. A tiny, vibrating tool is then inserted between the tooth and gum to remove calculus (tartar) that is sitting below the gum line. Once the teeth are clean, the laser is used a second time to sterilize the pocket and remove any remaining debris. This process also causes the blood to become sticky, forming a clean seal around the tooth. At this point, healing can begin and the tooth can become stable in its pocket once again.
In order to determine if you are a candidate for the LANAP protocol, contact Southern Roots Periodontics and Implant Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Brandon Frodge.
At Southern Roots Periodontics, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. We will be happy to file your dental claim on your behalf. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here or if you have any questions concerning your insurance plan.
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