The LANAP® protocol is a minimally invasive treatment for patients with moderate to severe gum disease. It is unique in that it relies on laser technology, rather than scalpels, to remove infected tissue without causing damage to surrounding bone or tissue. Patients searching for periodontitis treatment in Ann Arbor, MI can contact Dr. Amar Katranji and Dr. Kelly Misch for more information.
What is LANAP® laser treatment?
LANAP® laser treatment is an innovative treatment for patients suffering from moderate to severe gum disease. It is considered to be only minimally invasive and reduces the amount of bleeding and discomfort experienced by the patient. This is because it uses a laser, rather than a blade, to remove infected tissue. As a result, the procedure is highly precise and causes little to no damage on surrounding areas of tooth, gum, and bone. Unlike traditional methods of gum disease treatment, LANAP® laser treatment actually encourages regrowth of damaged tissue. This means that the need for a bone or tissue graft is greatly reduced.
How does it work?
The key to the success of the LANAP® protocol is the PerioLase® MVP-7™. This is a highly intelligent laser technology that can identify which areas have been affected by gum disease and which have not. This gives Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch the ability to remove only infected tissue without damaging the healthy areas. Afterward, the laser can be used a second time to create blood clots and reduce the risk of secondary infection. Sutures are not needed to reattach the tissues once the procedure is over.
What are the benefits?
The LANAP® protocol is an FDA cleared gum disease treatment that has been proven effective through decades of global scientific research. Doctors must undergo a rigorous and intensive training process before becoming certified to operate the PerioLase®MVP-7™ laser. Patients can contact Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch to learn more about the benefits of this periodontitis treatment in Ann Arbor, MI.