LANAP Effectiveness in Tooth Loss Prevention
Periodontitis is a complex disease that involves bacterial, inflammatory, and immunological components. Developed treatment options control bacteria and inflammation in the mouth and restore damage caused by the disease including stabilizing the existing attachment level, gingival index, bleeding on probing, and bone regeneration.
However, the ultimate goal of periodontal treatment is tooth preservation.
Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is less invasive than conventional surgical treatment methods to treat periodontal disease. There is less bleeding, less pain, less recovery and fewer complications than with conventional surgery. Using LANAP, we have had great success in controlling the disease and reversing gingival tissue damage and restoring bone levels.
But…you may be wondering…
How effective is LANAP treatment on preventing tooth loss over time?
We have begun to answer this question with a study of 107 patients with ADA Type III or IV periodontitis affecting at least 70% of their remaining teeth. Findings from this study indicate that LANAP treatment for moderate and advanced periodontitis also provides an effective treatment alternative for tooth preservation.
Preventing tooth loss in moderate and advanced periodontitis using LANAP treatment is good news.
This study consisted of data gathered from patients in private periodontal practice. Additional details of study design, materials and methods, study data, discussion and study summary can be found here.
In my office, I have used LANAP to treat over 175 patients. Most of my patients have experienced the same tremendous results from the procedure, namely, a healthy mouth with evidence of bone regeneration and resolution of periodontal disease. Patients experience no pain, no bleeding, and little to no recovery with results like I’ve never seen in my 27 years as a periodontist. The outcomes from this cutting edge treatment are truly extraordinary.
If any of your patients show signs of periodontal disease, let them know that new treatment options such as LANAP are available to them. Have them contact our office or call (904) 731-1324 to set up a consultation for our LANAP services for a dramatically less traumatic, yet highly effective alternative to traditional surgery options.
With your help, we can reduce gum disease, increase awareness and treatment and help your patients have the best dental health possible.
- Posted in Periodontist
- June 11th 2012