The LANAP® protocol is an innovative type of periodontal therapy in Ann Arbor, MI. Since most patients know very little about the procedure, Dr. Amar Katranji and Dr. Kelly Misch have prepared a short list of answers to some frequently asked questions regarding gum infection and LANAP® treatment.
Are gingivitis and periodontitis the same?
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease in which only the outer tissue layer is affected. Treatment is generally much less complicated and easier to perform at this stage. The term periodontitis refers to a more severe gum infection that affects both the inner and outer layers of tissue, including the bone. LANAP® treatment is usually reserved for this type of infection.
What makes the LANAP® protocol minimally invasive?
Traditional gum surgery uses scalpels to treat the gum infection. Unfortunately, healthy tissue is often removed in the process as well. LANAP® treatment uses lasers to vaporize only the infected tissue in a minimally invasive way that does not harm healthy teeth, bone, or tissue.
What are the benefits of LANAP® treatment?
The LANAP® protocol is widely considered the most beneficial treatment for moderate to severe gum infection for several reasons. These include minimal pain, minimal bleeding, short recovery period, and regrowth of damaged tissue, among others.
How do I know that LANAP® laser treatment is safe?
There is a large body of research available for patients curious about the long term effects of LANAP® laser treatment. This research spans multiple decades and continents. If you have any additional questions, Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch will gladly share their credentials with you so do not hesitate to ask!
Am I a candidate for the LANAP® protocol?
Almost anybody with a moderate to severe gum infection will qualify for LANAP® treatment. To find out if you are a candidate for laser periodontal therapy in Ann Arbor, MI, contact Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch today!