LANAP® therapy also helps connective tissue and bone form between the gums and teeth. This evidence-based protocol provides consistent, reproducible, positive bone-building results to reverse gum disease. The laser is also able to seal the gums, creating a physical barrier that blocks any bacteria or tissue that could recreate a gum pocket, eliminating the need for sutures.
The benefits of LANAP® include less pain, less gum recession, decreased bleeding, swelling and root sensitivity and less downtime after treatment compared to conventional periodontal surgical procedures. Controlling periodontal disease with LANAP® makes it sometimes possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless teeth.
Laser treatment is also beneficial for patients who have medical problems requiring medications such as aspirin, Plavix, Eliquis, Pradaxa and Coumadin. Since LANAP®, stimulates clot formation as part of the last step in treatment, there is little bleeding. Patients ordinarily do not have to discontinue using anticoagulant drugs prior to surgery. This is often safer than stopping them and almost always strongly supported by physicians who prescribe these drugs. LANAP® is also safe for patients with HIV, bleeding disorders or diabetes.