LANAP FAQs – albany Gum Surgery alternative
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) performed by Albany periodontist Dr. Reed Ference is a revolutionary gum surgery alternative that has helped thousands of patients treat and prevent gum disease from reoccurring. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about how to treat and prevent gum disease with LANAP®.
Q: Are periodontal disease and gum disease the same?
A: Yes. While “periodontal disease” is the proper name, both terms refer to an infection which has spread from the gums into the bones of your lower jaw and into the bones of the skull supporting your upper teeth. This can result in the permanent loss of bone and the potential loss of teeth.
Q: Is LANAP® painful?
A: LANAP® is one of the gentlest laser treatments available and only requires a local anesthetic to numb the teeth and gums. Some patients also request sedation for anxiety, but that is optional. Unlike traditional periodontal surgery, there is little bleeding and stitches are not necessary.
Q: Does LANAP® provide additional benefits?
A: LANAP® is widely recognized for doing more than effectively treating and preventing gum disease; it grows bone too! Research shows laser surgery actually stimulates bone cells in the jaw to regenerate bone needed for tooth support. Gum recession is also greatly reduced compared to conventional surgery.
Q: Is LANAP® safe for treating and preventing gum disease?
A: LANAP® is the only FDA approved laser for gum disease treatment and is backed by medical research as an extremely safe and effective way to treat and prevent gum disease. Dr. Ference is trained and certified in the LANAP® procedure. Dr. Ference uses the PerioLase®MVP-7™ laser, which is cleared for use by the FDA and considered today’s best laser tool available.
Q. How do I know if LANAP® is the best way for me to treat and prevent gum disease?
A: If you are concerned about bleeding gums or the overall health of your gums, talk with Dr. Ference about treatment options. He can discuss all appropriate options with you to ensure that you are making the most informed decision about your oral health. LANAP® is favored by periodontists to treat patients with moderate to severe gum disease. Inaction is not an option!
A visit with Albany periodontist Dr. Ference will determine whether LANAP® is the best treatment for you.
Contact Dr. Ference today at 518-489-3201 for your gum surgery questions!