Can Gum Disease Be Treated with Lasers? LANAP® Says Yes!
Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease was first described in 1890? It wasn’t until 1941 that Periodontics was recognized as a dental specialty, which is a large gap in time—kind of like the gap between your gums and your teeth that can be created by gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss!
We don’t mean for that to sound like a joke, as gum disease is associated with very serious health risks that extend beyond your mouth, but we do want the information to stick with you. It’s important for gum disease to be treated, and luckily, treatment options have expanded and improved a great deal.
LANAP is the abbreviation for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and it’s been a successful treatment method since 1994! The benefits of gum disease treatment with a laser are numerous, including the fact that no scalpel or sutures are required as they are with traditional gum grafts.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Tyler Twiss, DMD, MBA
Dr. Twiss grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is married with four children and loves being involved with them as they grow up. Dr. Twiss has spent extensive time in advancing his dental education. He received his Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, spending over 150 hours in training with world-renowned implant pioneer Dr. Carl Misch. In addition to dental implants, Dr. Twiss has extensive training in orthodontics, Invisalign®, laser gum surgery, and CEREC® one-visit porcelain crown technology.