If you have gum disease, surgical intervention is usually necessary to eliminate the deep pockets which develop between the teeth and gums.  LANAP is a progressive technique using a specialized laser to destroy the bacteria, and alter the tissue so that it has the opportunity to heal.  The use of the laser is less invasive than traditional scaled surgery, and results in a much faster and less painful recovery.  The steps for LANAP are:

***the depth of pocket is measured under anesthesia

***laser selectively removes pocket lining

***ultrasonic instruments clean root surfaces

***laser disinfects pocket and seals the wound

***tissue is compressed against the tooth

***bite is adjusted through selective grinding

*** and the Healing results in new attachment

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