Smiles Family Dental is committed to ensuring every patient has a beautiful and healthy smile. To honor this commitment, our talented dental team is always learning how to improve a patient’s experience, whether that means refining traditional dentistry skills or mastering the latest in oral care technology.
This is why we are proud our practice can offer advanced laser dentistry treatments in the Irving, Texas, area, thanks to impressive dental equipment like LANAP®. With this top-tier technology available to our talented dentists, Dr. Angelie Zamora and Dr. Rebecca Kim, we can provide the best in protective treatment to eliminate gum disease quickly, safely and with laser precision. Call 972-444-9337 today to schedule a consultation.
What Is LANAP Exactly?
LANAP is an FDA-approved laser treatment procedure that offers a less painful, less invasive method of dealing with gum disease compared to conventional dental surgery. Not only do they provide a greater rate of success when removing gum disease, but LANAP treatments also result in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment.
How Does LANAP Work?
LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. It works by using different variables of pulsing lasers — essentially providing seven different “lasers” in a single device! With this incredible tool, the LANAP protocol is a leading treatment with gum disease because it can target the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue.
It even slows or completely stops tooth attachment loss or periodontal pocket depth, allowing the body to recover from chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures.
Why Use LANAP?
At Smiles Family Dental, we know that dental health can go beyond one’s mouth. While laser dental treatments like LANAP can be more accurate and speed up recovery time when compared to traditional dental surgeries, it can also assist in reducing any dental anxiety a patient might have.
That is because LANAP protocols are less invasive and eliminate any need for metal tools. Instead, LANAP uses tiny lasers to remove any plaque, bacteria or infection. Stitches are not even needed afterward!
What to Expect With a LANAP Procedure
To ensure that every patient gets completely personalized dental treatments to meet their oral health needs, you will first meet for a consultation here at Smiles Family Dental. If there is cause for concern regarding periodontal disease, the consultation can lead to examinations that can include digital X-rays or cone beam imaging of your mouth.
With the examination complete, our dental team now knows the extent of the gum disease damage and which stage the periodontitis has advanced to. Before the actual procedure begins, you will be treated with local anesthesia, numbing the area around the troubled soft tissue.
Next, a tiny laser, barely the width of a few human hairs, is directed in between your tooth and gums, where it will clear away any infection or disease it targets.
Once the compromised soft tissue has been removed, the roots of the tooth will be scrubbed clean of any plaque buildup or hardened tartar. Afterwards, the laser will be used again at a different setting to create a blood clot to seal the pocket. It is such a straightforward and noninvasive process, you can drive yourself home or even return to work afterwards!
Am I a Candidate for the LANAP Protocol?
With seven lasers that can be alternated to ensure some of the quickest and most accurate dental care, the LANAP protocol is ideal for anyone who is suffering from gum disease or periodontitis. If you are concerned these conditions could apply to you, schedule a consultation with a member of our talented dental team today to determine your LANAP candidacy.
To learn more about gum disease, its effects and how Smiles Family Dental can customize your treatment of gum-related health issues, click here. Remember, preventive treatment is the most effective means of combating periodontitis, so feel encouraged to learn about the routine treatments we offer to keep your mouth healthy by following this link.
Prevent Periodontal Disease With Laser Precision by Contacting Us Today
Here at Smiles Family Dental, we use the greatest and latest dental technology to protect your smile and provide you with the pinnacle of oral health care. Do not go another day with harmful bacteria damaging your gums and putting your dental care at risk!
Contact us today and discover how the future of dental care has already arrived at our office. We are just a single call or click away.