Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is “Star Wars” coming into the dental practice of Periodontists. Used in the treatment of Periodontal Disease, LANAP provides an exacting methodology for treating hard to reach areas of the mouth. These include areas deep below the gum line where periodontal disease can attack the boney structures of the mouth, gums, and the ligaments attaching the teeth. Don’t let this happen to you.
Periodontal Disease is an advanced stage of Gingivitis that affects about 50% of the adult population of the United States. The main culprit is Spirochetes Bacterium that attacks the gums, bones and ligaments of the jaw. Over time, Spirochetes expands and destroys everything it touches. Spirochetes Bacterium is also a causal factor in a number of serious medical conditions. There’s a need to stop periodontal disease in its tracks.
Traditional treatments included removal of diseased tissue from below the gum line by cutting it out with a scalpel when required.
This, in essence, was a surgical treatment requiring local anesthesia. Invariably, the removal of diseased tissue resulted in damage to adjacent healthy tissue causing additional risks of infection and further gum damage.
For the treatment of Periodontal Disease and removal of damaged tissue, turn to Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Neale, a periodontal dentist, has taken additional training to master LANAP, the laser technique. He says, “Laser treatment is much more effective and accurate than traditional treatments in removing damaged tissue hidden far below the gum line. It doesn’t require any cutting and suturing of the gums. It’s much less invasive than earlier treatments.”
The laser treatment, developed in 1994, is painless and facilitates a much faster healing process. LANAP is FDA approved. It has proven to save teeth which would previously have been extracted. It provides a much more positive experience for the patient.
Where to Turn?
If you have signs of swelling or bleeding in your mouth, you quite likely have Gingivitis. You could be developing Periodontal Disease. Don’t let that happen to you. Call for a complete dental checkup.
Call Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas, at (940) 322-0758 or contact him for an appointment through this website by Clicking Here.