Introducing the LANAP® Protocol
Over 50% of American adults suffer from gum disease – an infection below the gum line. Gum disease causes several health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-term babies. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of these adults get the treatment they need. Mainly due to gum disease treatments involve cutting the gum tissue or extracting the teeth.
Gum Disease Triggers Fear and Loss of Self-Confidence
Gum disease isn’t widely talked about but can have a big impact on your life. Patients suffering from gum disease often feel less self-confident and have a fear of losing their teeth. Schiff & Moniz is certified in a unique laser gum disease treatment...the LANAP protocol.
What is the LANAP protocol?
The LANAP® protocol uses a special dental laser called the “PerioLase® MVP-7™”. This cutting-edge laser is a tiny fiber about the width of three human hairs that is inserted between the gum tissue and teeth. It targets and destroys bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums without affecting any of the surrounding healthy tissue.
There is No Downtime
Patients typically see immediate results including less bleeding when brushing and lessening of bad breath due to of the gentle nature of the procedure. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, after a LANAP® treatment, you can drive your car, go back to work, or do anything else you like.
Benefits for our Patients
LANAP® is minimally invasive thereby allowing the body to recover and heal quickly.
LANAP® patients report less discomfort both during and after surgery.
Minimal Recovery Time – Most patients can typically return immediately to their daily routines.
Little to No Gum Recession
There is less risk of recession and a beautiful smile is maintained because this procedure doesn’t require cutting the gums.
Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding
The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without harming any healthy tissue.
Patients can often keep their natural teeth even when the teeth have been deemed ‘hopeless’ with other traditional treatments. And did you know that keeping your natural teeth has been linked to a longer lifespan!
Safe for patients with Health Issues
LANAP® protocol is safe for those with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, and hemophilia. It is also safe for patients taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.