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At Clarksburg Dental, we are now offering laser-assisted new attachment procedure as an option for periodontal treatment.
Laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP, is a non-surgical option to periodontal surgery. It is used to treat periodontitis, or gum disease, which is an infection in the gums usually resulting from poor oral hygiene. It kills the bacteria and removes the diseased tissue, leaving the healthy tissue intact.
This is an FDA-approved procedure that is less painful and usually more successful than traditional surgery. This is the only method that results in periodontal regeneration, which is the growth of new gum and bone tissue. It uses a special laser called Nd:YAG, which has variable speeds and pulse frequencies for various types of tissue.
The success of this procedure is due to the ability to target inflammation without impacting healthy gum tissue. It can also be used to reduce the pocket depth between gums and teeth, as well as prevent the gums from detaching from the teeth. This allows our patients to recover from the infection without requiring more surgery.