What is laser gum therapy?
Laser gum therapy, or LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure), is a minimally invasive procedure for treating gum disease. It uses a laser that targets and removes diseased tissue and bacteria without harming healthy tissue. Unlike traditional scaling, which involves scraping and cutting, laser gum therapy is a more comfortable treatment option that promotes gum tissue regeneration.
How does laser gum therapy work?
The laser energy targets and removes the bacterial infection and diseased tissue from the affected area during laser gum therapy. Next, the laser cleans the root surface to stimulate the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. The procedure is minimally invasive, and patients experience less pain and less bleeding than traditional gum disease treatments.