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The LANAP® Procedure in The Woodlands, TX

 

LANAP®
(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)

 

 


Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol


A.) Measurement of pockets. The first step of this laser treatment is to measure the depth of your periodontal pockets using a probe. This will tell us how deep the pockets are and how much loss of attachment has occurred.


B.) Laser removes bacteria. Pulsed laser light is used to remove the diseased tissue from the pocket and kill bacteria that causes gum disease. Because the laser light is not absorbed in water, healthy tissue, root, or bone, this surgery is much less invasive and more comfortable for the patient.


C.) Removal of calculus. Calculus (tartar) is then removed from the root surface of the teeth. Tiny ultrasonic scalers remove the deposits of calculus that form underneath the gum line. The laser will not remove this by its self but it will denature the calculus resulting in better removal with the ultrasonic.


D.) Clot is formed. The laser is used a second time at the bottom of the pocket in order to stimulate the soft tissue, root, and bone. This also causes the blood to become sticky, forming a seal around the teeth. This creates a clean, closed, and stable environment for healing to begin.


E.) Tissue compression. The tissue is recompressed against the root surface of the teeth and no sutures are required.


F.) Adjustment of bite. The doctor will adjust your bite to remove high spots that show up when biting on carbon paper. This makes sure that there is not any amount of biting trauma on any of your teeth. Especially the ones that have bone loss.


Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, located in The Woodlands, TX, is a Periodontist who services patients from Conroe, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and Huntsville.. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!



If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you may be suffering from gum disease. When caught early we can treat your gum disease and help save your teeth!

Click below to take the American Academy of Periodontology's Gum Disease Risk Assessment test to see if you may have or be at risk for gum disease.


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