The LANAP® Procedure in Whitestone, NY

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Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol


If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and are assessing your treatment options, consider laser gum surgery in Whitestone, NY. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an innovative treatment for bleeding gums performed by Dr. Vito Clarizio. LANAP® offers an alternative to traditional surgery.

How LANAP® Eliminates Bacteria and Bleeding Gums

When undergoing laser gum surgery, a measurement of your periodontal pockets must first be taken. Dr. Clarizio will check their depth, utilizing a probe, and assess any loss of attachment you may have experienced as a result of periodontal disease. Dr. Clarizio will then use the laser to destroy the bacteria and diseased gum tissue that has caused your symptoms of swollen, bleeding gums. The unique wavelength of the laser is able to target diseased tissue while leaving your healthy gum tissue intact, and as this procedure relies upon laser technology, it does not require the use of scalpels or sutures.

At this point, Dr. Clarizio will remove any calculus from your teeth using ultrasonic scalers. Scalers are the most efficient tool for removing the deposits from the tooth surface. The laser is then utilized to gently agitate the bone, root, and gum tissue to stimulate regeneration. This serves a dual purpose, as it also changes the consistency of the blood, therefore controlling and slowing the bleeding of gums. The blood forms a sticky seal for optimal healing.

In the final steps of laser gum surgery in Whitestone, NY, Dr. Clarizio will compress the gum tissue to the teeth, evaluate the impact of the procedure, and adjust your bite, if necessary.

Immediately after LANAP®, patients experience a reduction of up to 90 percent in inflammation and bleeding gums. Overall healing times are reduced, as is discomfort, due to the fact that no scalpel incisions or sutures are utilized in this procedure.

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