LANAP® is an innovative laser gum treatment offered by Dr. Loyd Dowd that utilizes laser technology to eliminate the bacteria and resultant diseased gum tissue without the need for scalpels or sutures. This method minimizes pain and down time for our patients, offering a convenient alternative to traditional gum surgery.
-The LANAP Procedure
-Systemic Effects of Gum Disease
-Stages of Gum Disease
The LANAP procedure is proven to regenerate lost bone and supporting tissues so teeth are more stable. This means we can save teeth otherwise deemed hopeless!
If you have moderate to advanced periodontal disease, you will need professional gum disease treatment to correct this chronic condition, as it cannot be reversed solely through proper brushing and flossing once it has progressed past the initial gingivitis stage. There are several treatments available for periodontitis, depending upon the severity of your gum disease. Treatments can include antibiotics, deep periodontal cleanings, periodontal surgery, and the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). LANAP® is an innovative laser gum treatment in Tyler, TX offered by Dr. Loyd Dowd that utilizes laser technology to eliminate the bacteria and resultant diseased gum tissue without the need for scalpels or sutures. This method minimizes pain and down time for our patients, offering a convenient alternative to traditional gum surgery.
The LANAP® protocol uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser. Its wavelength selectively targets only bacteria and diseased tissue, allowing Dr. Dowd to perform laser gum treatment in Tyler, TX without cutting away your gum tissue for greater access and visibility, as is the case with traditional gum surgery. Therefore, patients report reduced bleeding, little to no gum recession, and faster healing times after surgery.
LANAP® is the only FDA cleared laser protocol and has been proven to be a safe and effective gum disease treatment. Research shows that LANAP® not only eliminates gum disease but it can reverse the effects of gum disease, which has not been previously possible with other gum disease treatments. During the procedure, Dr. Dowd uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to stimulate the bone and roots of your teeth, which catalyzes the bone to begin a regeneration process.
For patients suffering from bone deterioration due to progressive periodontal disease, Dr. Dowd recommends Laser Gum Treatment as both a successful gum disease treatment and to prompt the regeneration of bone tissue.