An alternative option for gum and bone infections commonly known as Periodontitis is available with LANAP™ also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This revolutionized alternative approach may help effectively treat gum disease avoiding the potential loss of teeth and improving the gums around your teeth. This laser has been specifically designed to treat gum disease gently and effectively.
The health of your gums can be assessed when booking an appointment with Dr Renu Karn to discuss different treatment options and if laser treatment is suitable.
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure – LANAP™ – is truly one of the most revolutionary developments in the treatment of gum and bone disease also known as periodontal disease. A non-invasive laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease, laser therapy is a virtually painless alternative to many of the more traditional surgical procedures associated with periodontal disease. Dental Excellence is excited to be leading the way in pioneering LANAP™ in South Australia and bringing this new, less painful approach to helping our patients achieve improved oral health and a more aesthetic smile.
Once this bacteria in the gums is gently lasered with the assistance of this amazing technology, we can help reduce the progression of the disease and prevent the further risk of the loss of teeth and bone.
Only qualified professionals are licensed to provide LANAP as a treatment option and Dr Renu Karn is fully accredited to use this protocol and received direct training from the founder of LANAP. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser procedure has been tested with positive outcomes and are approved for use in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Dr Karn is the first general dentist accredited to use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the very first to use it in South Australia.
Click on the movie below to see how this exciting new therapy works.
LANAP™ Animation Video
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
As with other forms of periodontal therapy, a main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate regeneration of tissues between the gums and teeth. Additionally, during treatment the heat of the laser causes instant clotting in the gum tissue that actually works to seal the gums and create a physical barrier to any new bacteria that might invade the gums in the future. LANAP™ is also an excellent approach for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their gum line with treatments such as cosmetic crown lengthening and tissue re-contouring procedures. For our patients who are candidates for laser therapy, other welcome benefits include less-painful treatment without cutting or stitches, less risk of infection, shorter appointment times, and an easy and fast recovery.
What should I expect during and after laser treatment?
Before your laser treatment you will be given a local anaesthetic to for your comfort. During the procedure a tiny laser fibre (about the thickness of three human hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum to clear away infection, reduce inflammation, and trigger an immediate healing response in the tissue. If necessary, Dr. Karn will prescribe an oral antibiotic as a precaution against infection. A soft diet for a week is recommended. Best of all, your likely recovery period will be less than 24 hours.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure. However, Dr Karn thoroughly assesses each person’s situation before proceeding with any treatment.
Signs you could have gum disease:
It’s estimated that around 85% of Australians suffer from some form some form of gum and jaw bone infection. Are you one of them?
Please consult dental Excellence if you experience:
- Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing
- Red, puffy or swollen gums
- Moving or loose teeth
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
Gum infections can also be a completely silent disease, with no symptoms present at all. That’s why it’s important that you attend regular appointments with Dental Excellence to monitor the health of your teeth and gums as recommended by your treating dentist.