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LANAP® Procedure

Dr. Navarro uses state-of-the-art laser periodontal therapy to eliminate bacteria and restore your healthy smile!

The truth is that periodontal disease (another name for gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss among adult patients. Common symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth (some patients feel that their teeth “wiggle” or shift along the gum line), and eventually tooth and bone loss.  Patients suffering from advanced periodontal disease experience periodontal pockets, which are areas where the gum tissue detaches from the tooth root. Additionally, the latest scientific evidence shows that periodontal disease is associated with a number of chronic whole-body illnesses. Gum disease may increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

What Can We Do?

Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection that has spread to the gum tissue. It used to be that the only way to treat gum disease was with aggressive tooth scaling, root planing and invasive surgeries. Most of the time these measures were only moderately effective and left patients with sensitive and painful gums.

Now, however, Dr. Navarro has an effective alternative to traditional cut-and-sew gum surgery—LANAP laser periodontal therapy!

What is LANAP?

LANAP stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.” This treatment uses energy from a safe, FDA-approved Periolase laser to kill bacteria and remove diseased gum tissue. Then Dr. Navarro cleans the tooth root of tartar build-up and bacteria with an ultrasonic cleaning instrument. Once the bacteria and debris have been eliminated, he once again uses the laser to seal the treated gum tissue—promoting gum healing and reattachment to the tooth.

Watch our LANAP educational video for more information: