Laser Gum Treatment with LANAP™Lake Oswego, OR
Effectively Treating Gum Disease with No Cutting or Suturing
LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing healthy tissue. Using a precision laser, Dr. Hoidal, of Lake Oswego Periodontics, is able to kill up to 99% of the disease causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. The laser specifically targets disease causing bacteria and because they have no defense, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with anti-biotic treatment.
With laser periodontal therapy, there is no cutting or suturing. Compared with traditional methods of treating periodontal disease, this provides a fast, virtually pain free procedure that effectively treats periodontal disease.
Additionally, the precision of the laser allows Dr. Hoidal to avoid removing significant tissue. This allows for a faster recovery and minimal loss of tooth and bone structure after the procedure..
The Laser ProcedureLANAP Procedure
Because your resistance to disease is affected by many factors, we will begin your first visit with a review of your dental and medical histories. This is followed by a thorough periodontal examination of your mouth and discussion of findings and treatment options. You may find it helpful to bring your spouse or a friend with you to this appointment. In most cases, no treatment is performed at this appointment.
On your treatment appointment, a small laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum and the bacterial infection is removed. It takes just one 3 to 4-hour session or it can be broken into two 1.5 to 2- hour sessions. Dr. Hoidal will treat the entire mouth at once or break it into two sections and do one side of the mouth at a time. Most patients feel fine returning to work the very next day.
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