LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) and LAPIP™ (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) are revolutionary dental treatments that offer minimally invasive alternatives to traditional gum surgery and implant maintenance. These laser-based therapies provide patients with faster healing times and reduced discomfort.
LANAP therapy is primarily used to treat periodontal disease, which can lead to gum recession and tooth loss if left untreated. During LANAP, a specialized laser is used by our dentist to remove infected gum tissue and stimulate the regeneration of healthy tissue. The result is the reattachment of the gums to the teeth, effectively reversing the effects of periodontal disease.
LAPIP therapy, on the other hand, is designed for patients with dental implants suffering from peri-implantitis, an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the implant. Using a similar laser approach, LAPIP targets and removes the infected tissue while preserving the implant structure. This procedure can salvage failing dental implants, avoiding the need for implant removal and replacement.
Both LANAP and LAPIP therapies provide a less painful, faster and more precise solution for patients experiencing gum disease or peri-implantitis. These treatments promote tissue regeneration, minimize post-operative discomfort and result in improved oral health. If you are seeking cutting-edge dental care at Westwood Dental with a focus on patient comfort and wellbeing, LANAP and LAPIP therapies in Draper, Utah, may be the right choice for you. Consult with Dr. David Reynolds to determine if these treatments are suitable for your specific needs. Call 801-716-7006 to get started.