Minimize Your Discomfort and Promote Better Healing with Laser Dentistry
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an effective treatment for advanced gum disease. During your procedure, Dr. Timothy Hacker will use a highly precise laser to eliminate bacteria from your gums with minimal impact to the surrounding tissues. Using a quiet, vibration-free ultrasonic scaler, he will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The highly advanced surgical lasers minimize bleeding and inflammation. And because a smaller amount of tissue is removed, there is little recession in the gum line. LANAP® involves little to no discomfort and a quick recovery time.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Because laser dentistry is so new, many patients have questions about the techniques and technology involved. Common questions include whether laser dentistry is less painful than traditional procedures; how the technology works; whether laser dentistry is safe; and whether the patient is a candidate for laser dentistry. Dr. Hacker and his staff will take all the time you need to answer your questions. We want you to feel completely comfortable before you begin treatment.
Laser vs. Traditional Gum Surgery
Although traditional procedures can effectively treat gum disease, advanced laser treatments offer a number of advantages. LANAP® is extremely precise. Therefore, it can target minimal amounts of tissue, leading to reduced gum recession. Additionally, the lasers can actually stimulate bone and tissue regeneration. Perhaps most significantly, the treatment involves minimal discomfort, bleeding, and post-procedural inflammation. LANAP® does not eliminate any healthy tissues. Therefore, you will typically enjoy a very quick and easy recovery.
"We have plenty of time to listen to you and talk to you about your concerns and issues. Our patients are always treated with dignity and respect. You will always know how much a procedure will cost and how long it will take before we start. We will also do our best to help you understand what to expect. My website is a good source for information that will help guide you in making decisions concerning your treatment."Dr. Timothy J. Hacker