Laser Periodontal Treatment
In accordance with the philosophy at Ross Periodontics to provide the best available periodontal treatments to the patients of this area, Dr. Ross is excited to be able to give you the option of laser periodontal therapy.
With over 40 hours of training, Dr. Ross is certified to use the only patented, FDA-approved laser protocol to treat gum disease.
The laser assisted new attachment procedure or LANAP is an amalgamation of the tried-and-true periodontal therapies, but it adds the energy of the Nd:YAG laser to the equation. Unlike many lasers on the market, the wavelength of the Nd:YAG is preferentially absorbed by the diseased epithelium, bacteria, and calculus in the pockets around the periodontal patient's teeth.
This benefits you by:
- Precisely removing the causative factors
- Leading to a greater probability of regrowing bone and the ligament attached to the tooth
- With more comfortable healing (most patients just need over-the-counter medications)
- Giving you a better looking result (no more looking "long-in-the-tooth")
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Reasons for getting crown lengthening include giving the dentist enough tooth structure to place a cap so it does not cause inflammation or fall off; or to make short front teeth look more esthetic.
Root Coverage Gum Grafts
If your teeth are looking long because the roots are showing, you have root decay, or have tooth sensitivity, getting gum grafts can predictably solve these problems. Part of having an esthetic, healthy smile is putting your gums back where they were.
What is LANAP?
Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure is gum surgery designed to treat periodontitis.
If you have gum disease, and would like to reverse it, LANAP very well may be the right option for you!
Here's how it works:
First, local anesthesia is administered.
Second, a short-duration laser pulse is used on the pockets around the patient's afflicted teeth. This destroys bacteria and pathologic proteins near the root.
Third, connective tissue is preserved, while infected tissue is destroyed.
With LANAP, no surgical glue, bone graft material, stitches, collagen plugs or sutures are needed making the procedure much more pleasant for our patients.