The LANAP® Procedure in Montgomery, AL


(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)



Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a less invasive alternative to traditional gum disease treatment. With LANAP® laser gum surgery, there is no need to cut away healthy tissue. Instead, a laser is used to remove bacteria from beneath the gums without harming the bone or healthy tissue. Laser gum surgery is less invasive and less painful than traditional gum disease treatment.

The LANAP® gum disease treatment involves 6 basic steps:

1. First tiny fiber is inserted between the gum and the tooth to measure depth of the periodontal pockets. This tells the dentist how deep the pockets are and much loss of attachment has occurred.
2. Then a pulsed laser light is used to remove bacteria and diseased tissue from the area. This does not harm the bone, the root, or the healthy tissue.
3. Next scalers are used to remove the remaining calculus from beneath the gum line
4. The laser is used again to stimulate soft tissue, root and bone and promote regrowth. The also causes the blood to become and sticky and clot around the tooth to form a tight seal.
5. Tissue is then recompressed against the surface of the teeth with the use of sutures
6. The last step is to adjust your bite to make sure there is has been considerable trauma done to any of your teeth.

LANAP® laser gum surgery has many benefits to traditional gum disease treatment. Because laser gum surgery does not involve any cutting or stitching of the tissue, less pain is experience and minimal bleeding occurs. Laser gum surgery also requires less healing time and so there is less risk of infection. Doctors often do not need to prescribe pain medication and so patients are able to continue with their daily routine after the procedure. Patients interested in LANAP® gum disease treatment in Montgomery, AL should contact the offices of Dr. Wayne Yarbrough to schedule a consultation today.

Wayne Yarbrough, located in Montgomery, AL is a periodontist who services patients from Montgomery, AL. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

Dr. L. Wayne Yarbrough Has Been Offering The LANAP Procedure Since 2006!

The LANAP Laser can treat your gum disease without a scalpel or sutures! LANAP is the gentle gum disease alternative!

LANAP is the first and only FDA cleared laser treatment for gum disease. Treat your gum disease and save your teeth!



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