We use the LANAP protocol to remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy parts, maintain the height of the tissue around teeth, minimize the pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place.
While the Waterlase iPlus laser is used in medical and dental procedures, the EPIC Diode Laser is designed specifically for dentistry, and rarely requires local anesthesia. In brief, here is how EPIC works: Micropulses of laser energy are generated as fast as one-ten-millionths of a second. These shorter, more powerful pulses create additional time for the tissue to relax, which increases patient comfort during certain procedures.
This lower-level laser is also ideal for procedures that require less power or heat, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening have become as important to some of our patients as restoring functionality, and we are pleased to include this highly effective, in-office whitening method on our list of services.
LANAP can offer patients with periodontal diseases a regenerative treatment option that is more cosmetic, more aesthetically appealing, more cost-effective, and less invasive, with results that can match conventional bone grafting and guided bone regeneration. Regarding cosmetics, LANAP helps preserve most of the gum tissues supporting the teeth, unlike other treatments that require traditional flap access.
Generally, there are few options for treating a loose tooth. Dentists used to recommend tooth extraction surgery, which can be painful and invasive. But at mission dental center, we use LANAP, which creates an alternative to painful surgery. The LANAP technology is noninvasive, meaning that no tissue or teeth will be affected by the procedure. Using the PerioLase, the dentist can kill the bacteria and infection in the gums and stimulate a natural healing process. With the decrease in harmful bacteria and cell stimulation, the bone and gum structure can start to regenerate around the loose tooth.
LANAP is a practical treatment method for failing implants or peri-implantitis because it treats the infection of the bone and gum. With the laser, the dentist can adjust the settings and light exposure to stabilize the implants while eliminating periodontal pathogens and endotoxins.