Published: 08/13/2020

Are you struggling to live a comfortable and healthy life because you have gum disease? Unfortunately, this condition won’t go away on its own and will continue to progress until noticeable damage and health problems occur. The good news is that Dr. Steven Rice, our experienced periodontist, can treat your gum disease with LANAP® in Rockville, MD.

What Is LANAP?

LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure and is a minimally invasive alternative to osseous surgery for treating periodontal disease. This protocol uses an FDA-cleared dental laser to eliminate bacteria and infection from the gums and pockets between teeth. Unlike conventional procedures, LANAP doesn’t require scalpels, incisions, or sutures and is proven to save natural teeth and regenerate new tissue growth after treatment.

How Does LANAP Work?

Instead of using a scalpel to trim away infected tissues, the strong laser light targets problem areas while leaving healthy tissues intact. It also highlights areas of tartar buildup on the tooth roots in the periodontal pockets so teeth can be properly cleaned, and the area disinfected. This process is fast and efficient, resulting in both eradication of infection and the formation of healthy blood clots at the treatment site.

The Benefits of LANAP

LANAP has numerous benefits for patients that cannot be achieved with any other gum disease treatment option. For most patients, having surgery completed without scalpels or incisions is a big advantage. LANAP is minimally invasive and generally, patients can return to work and normal activities within 24 hours of the procedure. This treatment also promotes faster and healthier healing by creating blood clots and stimulating new soft tissue growth, along with minimizing gum recession. You’ll experience minimal pain, bleeding, and swelling after the procedure and quickly return to a healthy, functional life once again!

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn if LANAP is the best solution for treating your gum disease, contact Dr. Rice today. You can schedule your appointment online or call our office at (240) 747-7342.

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