If your gums are swollen, you experience bleeding while brushing, see pockets forming between your teeth and gums, or have persistent bad breath despite regular brushing and flossing, you may have gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can reach an advanced stage (periodontitis) and produce more dramatic dental symptoms, including gum recession, tooth mobility, tooth loss, and bone loss. And there’s more. The bacteria that cause gum disease can travel through your bloodstream to your major organs, increasing your risk of heart disease, pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Traditionally, patients only had one option—osseous surgery. Now, there’s an alternative treatment, an innovative procedure that comes with less pain, less bleeding, faster recovery, and more precise, predictable results. LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA-cleared protocol that has revolutionized gum disease treatment by removing bacteria and diseased tissue in a minimally invasive way. With this therapy and an in-house team including a renowned periodontist, other specialists and general dentists, Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is your home for comprehensive gum care.
The PerioLase® MVP-7™, the only laser system that can offer LANAP, has made a smoother procedure with superior results possible. What’s more, only providers with special training can own and operate the PerioLase MVP-7, which was designed by working clinicians to provide the best results. Our team has mastered the technology to provide this treatment to you. LANAP minimizes pain and eliminates the need for a scalpel and sutures during gum disease treatment, plus offers a comfortable alternative to more invasive osseous surgery. This enables us to use less anesthesia for the procedure and those who suffer from dental anxiety to be more relaxed during it. The laser not only acts in place of a scalpel, it instantly eradicates bacteria as it precisely moves over infected areas—leaving adjacent healthy tissue intact—and even stimulates the regrowth of healthy bone lost to infection. All of this from a tool that has light as its main working “part.”