Minimize Your Discomfort and Promote Better Healing with Laser Dentistry

LANAP® Therapy

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.

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