LANAP LASER GUM THERAPY
Revolutionary treatment of gum disease.
Dr Peter Elfar from Sundial Dental is proud to be the only provider of LANAP laser gum therapy between Sydney and Brisbane, offering a more precise, less invasive alternative to gum surgery. LANAP provides many benefits including a quicker procedure, faster recovery time and the prevention of tooth loss.
If your gums have become swollen, red or infected we can help. If you've ever been told you have gum disease or need gum surgery, you can be take advantage of the tremendous benefits that LANAP laser gum therapy offers.
24% of healthy Australian adults aged 18 and over have moderate to severe gum disease (periodontitis), while 60% of Australians aged 74 and older suffer. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
An effective, less invasive alternative to gum surgery.
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) has revolutionized the treatment of gum disease by combining the most effective and established methods of treatment with the precision of a special laser.
LANAP provides an alternative to traditional periodontal surgery that is just as effective, and much more beneficial to the patient in the short and long term. It is much easier on the patient during the procedure, and there is less post-operative discomfort.
The precision of the laser technology means that there is little or no damage to healthy tissue, resulting in little or no pain for the patient, and a much faster recovery time. Because LANAP is much less traumatic to the teeth and gumline than traditional gum surgery, the mouth heals more quickly. Recovery discomfort is usually managed without a prescription.
Because LANAP selectively removes diseased tissue, the height of the gums around the teeth is better preserved. There is no tissue volume loss and bone is regenerated. Gum recession following LANAP is minimal compared with dental surgery. This, combined with new cementum and collagen formation on the roots, prevents subsequent tooth loss.
Quicker procedure, faster recovery and fewer days off work
Many executives, business owners and people who want to avoid scheduling large amounts of time off for procedures and recovery come to Sundial Dental to have LANAP performed as an alternative to surgery.
Traditional dental surgery takes 4 x 1 hour sessions, with multiple visits for suture removal and check-ups. LANAP takes only 2 x 2 sessions and 2 follow up visits. This means more can be done with fewer days off work, and typical recovery is almost always less than 24-hours, making an immediate return to work both possible and comfortable.
How LANAP works
Traditional periodontal therapy removes tissue height to reduce the pocket depths. On the other hand, LANAP is a regenerative procedure; the patient does not lose tissue volume, and bone is regenerated.
1. A perio probe determines the degree of excessive pocket depth and helps the dentist identify diseased tissue and areas of bacterial infection.
2. The laser removes diseased tissue, while the heat of the laser kills the bacteria.
3. The dentist removes tartar from the root surface using an ultrasonic scaler and special instruments.
4. The laser is used to clean the pocket one more time.
5. The gum is sealed closed to prevent further infection.
6. Any occlual interferences (high biting spots) are smoothed down to create even force on the tooth.
7. Over time the bone regenerates and the periodontal ligament re-attaches to the tooth.
The ND: YAG, crystal-based laser used in LANAP can be used on both hard and soft tissues. The specific wavelength of the laser allows it to remove diseased tissue and leave the healthy gum tissue untouched. The Periolase MVP-7 ND:YAG laser is the only laser that can be used when performing LANAP, and LANAP is the only laser patented protocol to treat periodontal disease.
To benefit from revolutionary laser treatment for gum disease, call the dentists at Sundial Dental today or visit www.lanapaustralia.com.au for more information.