Dr. Bruce Nelson is a Phoenix, AZ dentist who works with laser gum surgery. Dentists who use the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) can treat gum disease without having to cut away large amounts of tissue. This is good for patients because it means less pain and less bleeding during the procedure. Laser gum surgery also does not harm the healthy supporting root and bone structures, making LANAP® more predictable in the long term. When compared to traditional methods, laser gum surgery offers the following benefits:
- • Less pain
- • Less recession
- • Less bleeding
- • Shorter recovery time
- • Long term results
With the introduction of the PerioLase® MVP-7™, laser gum surgery becomes a highly effective, cutting edge advancement. Because the laser energy emitted by the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is not absorbed by root, bone, or water, only the diseased tissue is affected. This makes laser gum surgery a less invasive option. In fact, LANAP® will actually promote regeneration of surrounding and bone and tissue to save teeth that would normally require extraction.
LANAP® is the first and only method of laser gum surgery to receive clearance by the FDA. In order to become certified to perform LANAP®,your dentist must undergo extensive academic and practical training with the equipment. To put it simply, LANAP® is not only the highest standard of laser gum surgery available, but also the highest standard of any form of gum disease treatment.
Many patients choose not to seek gum disease treatment from a dentist because of the many negative associations they carry with the procedure. This can be dangerous because untreated gum disease will sometimes lead to more serious conditions such as heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and premature birth. Laser gum surgery offers patients an alternative to the traditional methods. Finally, Dr. Nelson is able to offer patients his patient’s treatment without the fear of pain and discomfort.