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Laser Periodontal Therapy LANAP®

is a new and innovative surgical and therapeutic procedure for the treatment of periodontitis or gum disease.

The laser can determine the difference between healthy and diseased tissue, specifically it can get where the bacteria is and eliminates it. It is considered the best alternative to treat gums and is a technique that has helped thousands of our patients. It is a method that allows the creation of new links of connective tissue to the teeth at a coronal level.

In essence, it creates the ideal situation for the growth of new bone, cementum and periodontal ligament in root surfaces that were sick before the treatment began. In most cases, the laser treatment eliminates the need for conventional cutting or periodontal surgery, also known as flap or bone surgery. The laser itself is fed through a fiber optic cable and can distinguish between diseased and healthy gums.

With this treatment there is an intentional reduction in the gum area. In other words, there are no cuts, pain and sutures. It operates between the gum and tooth to remove bacteria within the periodontal pocket. It is a laser capable of going to the root of the tooth and sterilizing the infected area.