What Are the Benefits of Using LANAP?

Posted by STREAMSIDE DENTAL on May 18 2022, 06:20 AM

What Are the Benefits of Using LANAP?

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is an FDA-cleared laser gum surgery procedure to regenerate new bone and gum tissue around teeth that have been previously treated for periodontitis. Using a small, soft-tissue laser, our dentist in Eagle Vail removes diseased tissues and creates a healthier environment for your teeth. Here are the benefits of this advanced periodontal technology here!

Less Pain and Discomfort

When a dentist performs traditional, scalpel-based gum therapy, patients often experience pain and bleeding. But with the advanced laser technology used in LANAP procedures, discomfort is greatly reduced, and healing time is reduced as well. Patients can often return to normal activities directly following their treatment.

Traditional periodontal therapies require a lengthy healing period after the procedure, which involves the gums being tender to the touch and possibly bloody. But with LANAP, patients can usually resume their normal routines immediately after treatment. This is because the laser cauterizes as it cuts, destroying bacteria and removing the diseased tissue without requiring sutures or stitches to seal the area shut. There is little to no downtime with this procedure, so patients can go right back to work without skipping a beat.

Less Follow-Up Appointments

Another benefit of choosing LANAP is that there’s less need for follow-up appointments. With other treatments, dentists provide patients with at-home care instructions to follow after their visit to our office. With LANAP, there is no need for this. By performing precision laser dentistry, we are able to treat gum disease at the source and halt its progression. Because of this, our patients do not experience recurring flare-ups frequently seen in those with periodontal disease. Instead, we help them achieve and maintain optimal oral health for life.

No Shots or Numbing

The drill-free, scalpel-free procedure is ideal for those who are afraid of needles and shots. By using a laser instead of a blade, your periodontist is able to perform the procedure without the use of anesthesia or any numbing agents. The entire treatment can be completed in just one visit! This means no anxiety-inducing appointments and no lengthy recovery times. With just one laser treatment, patients can experience amazing results right away without having to deal with the lingering pain of traditional methods.


The laser is extremely gentle and will cause minimal to no discomfort during the procedure. In fact, most patients feel little to no sensation at all.

Minimally Invasive

Without the use of a blade or other tools to scrape the tissue and remove it, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure causes very little damage to the surrounding tissues. This means that there is less trauma to the gums and less risk of developing an infection following treatment.

Quick Healing Time

Because the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is so minimally traumatic, the healing time is significantly less than traditional treatments. Patients can generally return to their normal activities the next day.

Fewer Risks

Because there is no cutting involved, there are no dangerous instruments to worry about being accidentally swallowed. There is also no need for stitches as the laser cauterizes as it cuts. This means that there is virtually no risk of infection following the procedure.

Less Bleeding, Swelling, and Bruising

Minimal bleeding, swelling, and bruising are benefits of using laser dentistry to treat gum disease. Traditional methods of treating periodontal disease require incisions at the gum line to gain access to the infected tissue. Laser treatments can remove bacteria without harming healthy teeth or gum tissue.

Better Overall Health

One of the primary benefits of using LANAP is that it provides better overall health for the patient. Traditional gum surgery requires cutting the gum tissue to access the teeth, sutures, and possible recovery time away from work or other responsibilities. With LANAP, patients get a healthier mouth while avoiding these side effects.

LANAP offers many benefits over traditional methods of gum disease treatment. To learn more about LANAP and find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation appointment by calling Streamside Dental at (970) 479-0408 and exploring our website for more information about this procedure. You can also find our contact information here. Feel free to ask us any questions you might have about treating your gum disease!

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