Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
The PerioLase Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is the most up-to-date technique for gum tissue restoration and periodontal tissue therapy. PerioLase was approved by the FDA in 2004, making it the only FDA-approved dental laser on the market at the time.
PerioLase creates a sterile and stable environment in which bone and tissue can grow back together, unlike standard periodontal surgery. Periodontitis causes your gums (or connective tissue) to move away from your teeth, forming pockets. As the condition continues, the pockets become deeper, causing bone loss.
Traditional perio-therapy entails your doctor scraping the inside of the pockets to prevent bone loss because the contaminated bone will not regrow. Your dentist can use PerioLase to create an environment where your body can regenerate. Your gums will reattach to the tooth, and PerioLase is the only laser that has been demonstrated to have a 100% success rate in tissue repair.
HOW DOES PERIOLASE HELP MY SMILE BECOME HEALTHIER?
Your teeth are carefully cleaned before your dentist begins your LANAP process, removing any tartar to keep the tissue as healthy as possible. Your dentist will use the PerioLase laser to locate any sick tissue in the pockets caused by periodontitis during your treatment. The laser eliminates pathogens (the microorganisms that cause disease) while leaving healthy cells alone.