Your San Jose Dentist for L.A.N.A.P
What is L.A.N.A.P.?
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure ( L.A.N.A.P. ) is an amazing breakthrough in gum (periodontal) treatment. If you have been told you need periodontal surgery, involving a scalpel and sutures, L.A.N.A.P. is a laser alternative you need to learn about. Call The Dental Architects in San Jose, CA, for a consult and evaluation.
Did you know that 50% of Americans have periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is initiated by plaque, an opaque film that is constantly forming in our mouths. The plaque eventually hardens, forming tartar, also known as calculus. These calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Without treatment, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of gum disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting bone structure. Without treatment, the infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, eventually, resulting in tooth loss.To repair the damage caused by gum disease is to get rid of the infection and close the periodontal pockets. Until now, this meant surgery and sutures. But today, LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY OR LANAP, a patient-friendly, minimally invasive procedure that is a great improvement over traditional gum surgery.
Dr. Connie Kais is a certified LANAP provider in San Jose, CA. Dr. Kais is among an elite group of practitioners trained specifically for this revolutionary treatment of periodontitis. The LANAP therapy utilizes a dental laser to reduce gum pocket depths responsible for gum disease and tooth loss. “This technology is truly amazing. I am so pleased to offer my patients a comfortable alternative to gum surgery that produces minimal pain and discomfort without using conventional cutting and stitching. The fear factor which often prevents patients from treating their periodontal disease is eliminated.
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