Laser Dentistry for a Healthier Smile
As a periodontist, Dr. Gottesman is always seeking to improve his treatment methods to provide our patients with the best, most effective results. Our Manhattan dental practice is proud to offer a revolutionary treatment for periodontal disease⎼ LANAP® laser treatment.
Explore our guide to learn about the many benefits of this innovative dental laser technology.
What is LANAP?
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, better known as LANAP, is a minimally invasive and highly successful treatment for periodontal disease. LANAP treatment uses a specialized, FDA-cleared dental laser known as the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser.
The procedure is performed to effectively target infected gum tissue and stimulate healthy tissue regeneration. LANAP laser treatment offers a less painful and more accurate alternative to conventional treatment methods and surgeries for gum disease.
How LANAP Treatment Works
Before your treatment begins, Dr. Gottesman will numb the infected area with a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any pain or discomfort. He will use the PerioLase MVP-7 laser to target the infected tissue without harming or removing your surrounding gum tissue. The laser is operated on a wavelength that protects healthy tissue and eliminates any need for a scalpel or sutures.
After the infected tissue is removed, Dr. Gottesman will use the laser again to form a blood clot. This will re-attach the gums to the tooth’s surface, stimulating healthy gum regeneration and a faster healing process. LANAP treatment causes minimal discomfort, reduces inflammation and bleeding in the area, and decreases the risk of post-op infection.
Benefits of Laser Assisted Regeneration
LANAP laser treatment offers our patients a number of advantages that conventional surgeries cannot match. Some of which include:
- Non-invasive treatment alternative
- No need for scalpels or stitching
- Minimal discomfort and swelling
- Short treatment time
- Faster healing and recovery period
- Stimulates gum regeneration
- Effective, long-lasting results
Visit Dr. Edward Gottesman for Laser Treatment
LANAP laser treatment is an effective, minimally invasive alternative for treating periodontal disease. As an NYC board-certified periodontist and dental implant surgeon, Dr. Gottesman provides each patient with quality, personalized care and exceptional results.
Contact our practice in Manhattan to learn more about LANAP treatment and experience the benefits of laser dentistry. Simply give us a call at (212) 756-8890 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment and we will get back to you soon.