LANAP (LASER ASSISTED NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE)
The Laser assisted new attachment procedure also known as LANAP protocol, is a more productive and effectual way to treat periodontitis.Statistics have shown that 50% of Indian population is suffering from gum disease. For years, gum disease has been treated with same conventional surgery, but LANAP is one of the advanced procedures used to treat gum disease or periodontitis using laser. Using digitally controlled pulse durations down to microseconds,0.000001 seconds, the laser delivers a precise amount of energy for treatment.
LANAP offers a regenerative treatment option that is more relaxed, more remedial, less prying, and less costly.
Cosmetically, this procedure is the most preserving of tissues around the teeth compared to any treatment demanding traditional flap access. Any periodontal treatment has some effect on the inflammation caused by disease process. As the inflammation resolves, there will be some shrinkage of the soft tisues, LANAP keeps this change to a minimum because only the unhealthy tissue is removed.Full mouth treatment with LANAP decreases the time for a surgical procedure by more than 50%.
Occlusal adjustments or adjusting the high contacts of the teeth, is an inherent part of LANAP. The reason for this component of care is to allow the new attachment to adhere to teeth that are not moving from traumatic contacts as it is difficult for the body to heal to a moving target. Over time, teeth may have shifted notably due to disease process and likewise the adjustment may also be significant ,requiring fillings, crowns, or bridgework to be remade.
Periodontal maintenance every three months is a required part of your follow-ups process for first 12months asthe bacteria responsible for this disease repopulate after about 3 months. In order to disrupt the bacteria, keep the teeth and root surfaces free of deposits. Cleaning your teeth by a dentist every 3 months is important.