The successful treatment of periodontal disease requires thorough debridement of the root surface. Pockets of 5mm or greater depth make it difficult to remove subgingival plaque and calculus. Surgical intervention allows access and visualization for scaling and root planing in these deep pockets. While scalpel surgery can accomplish such access and visualization, it can also result in attachment loss, gingival cratering and gingival recession. Additionally, the associated pain and discomfort can be deterrents.

The LANAP treatment protocol achieves the same access to conventional flap surgery, but it achieves its success differently. The practitioner uses a quartz fiber in place of a scalpel to achieve both tissue ablation and antibiotic properties. No cutting means a significantly more comfortable recovery. Patients typically remain on a soft diet for several days to a week following LANAP treatment and are instructed to avoid brushing at the surgical site for that period.

Whereas treatment outcomes with conventional modalities might be variable; in stark contrast, the LANAP protocol allows clinicians to achieve predictable, positive results – including the three-dimensional regeneration of bone. Also, the comfort levels associated with this minimally invasive treatment are substantially increasing patient acceptance rates.

 

Access to a dental clinic in Bangalore which offers laser treatment allows smooth transition between treatments.

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