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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment


When you find out you have gum disease, so many questions can run through your mind.

  • What is gum disease?
  • How do you treat it?
  • Does it hurt?
  • How bad can gum disease get?
  • What’s the best gum disease treatment?
  • Am I going to lose my teeth?
  • Will I need dentures?

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is nothing to be ashamed of – in fact it is very common. Nearly half (46%) of all adults older than 30 have some form of gum disease, and severe gum disease affects nine percent of all adults. Although it is the leading cause of tooth loss, there are successful and non-invasive procedures we can apply in order to control gum disease, including LANAP and LAPIP.

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What Are LANAP and LAPIP?


LANAP is an acronym that means “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure,” and it is a minimally invasive procedure using a special laser. It creates regeneration of bone and tissue lost from advanced gum disease. This dental laser destroys harmful bacteria and removes damaged gum tissue, while reinforcing the healthy gum tissue. LANAP is a revolutionary periodontal procedure that requires no scraping, scalpels, cutting or sewing, which means quicker healing.


LAPIP stands for “Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Protocol,” and it is similar to the LANAP procedure, except that instead of treating gums around natural teeth, we’re treating the soft tissue surrounding dental implants. This procedure is meant for patients whose dental implants are failing from a condition called peri-implantitis.

If you have been told you have gum disease, or your teeth or implants feel loose in your mouth, please call us and schedule an appointment so we can assess your condition and determine whether you’re a candidate for LANAP or LAPIP.

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