Gum Therapy That You Don’t Have to Fear…
What is Laser Gum Treatment
Dr. Kohnen uses an advanced technique to treat periodontal (gum) disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The laser is a wonderful tool that will help many patients bring themselves to a more healthy state.
Dramatic Patient Benefits of Laser Therapy
• L.A.N.A.P.™ – Laser Assisted New Attachement Procedure
• No cutting and no sewing. To patients this means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removal, and less recovery time. Treatment is usually done in about 2 hours, so you can get on with your life!
• The laser periodontal therapy removes ONLY the diseased tissue.
• There is minimal gum shrinkage after surgery, resulting in less root exposure. Teeth will not appear longer.
• There is a less than 24 hour recovery period, so you won’t lose time from work.
L.A.N.A.P.™ is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.
Who is A Candidate For This Therapy?
First it is helpful to know who is not a candidate for Laser Gum Treatment. Patients who have healthy gums do not need this treatment. Also, people with superﬁcial gingivitis do not need this form of therapy. Superﬁcial gingivitis patients have red swollen gums but have gum pockets less than 5mm. These patients are classified as Class I. All other periodontal patients are Class II, Class II, Class III, or Class IV. All these people have gum pockets 5mm or greater, and the higher classes of gum disease correspond to deeper gum pockets, and more loss of bone support to the teeth. All classes of gum disease greater than Class I are candidates for Laser Gum Treatment.