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Another recent development in periodontal treatment is the use of laser to regenerative tissue. Utilizing the body's own natural ability to "heal itself", Dr. Cataldo utilizes the PerioLase™ for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™). Performed without a scalpel and sutures, LANAP™ creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease.
The laser therapy works by targeting only diseased gum, which is discerned by the color. Diseased gums are darker than healthy gums. The laser is then used to agitate the healthy tissue, encouraging it to reattach to the bone. Because of the regrowth of this connective tissue, there is also a much lower chance of gum disease returning than with traditional surgery.
Due to the ability of the laser to target and remove only diseased tissue, Dr. Cataldo is able to help restore you to health with no post-operative pain and fewer side effects and risks than traditional surgery. This is in conjunction with a detailed homecare program that is described here.
BEWARE of Phony Laser Treatments
Remember, LANAP® is the only FDA cleared protocol for periodontitis and is the only laser treatment supported by scientific research and patient histological studies. Protect yourself from false treatments and ensure your clinician is LANAP® Certified and using the PerioLase® MVP-7™.
Benefits of LANAP®
Faster Healing- LANAP® is minimally invasive, allowing the body to recover and heal more quickly.
Less Discomfort- The PerioLase® MVP-7™ incites biostimulation in the treated areas, expediting healing and making the need for post-operative pain medication rare.
Minimal Recovery Time- Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.
Little to No Gum Recession- Because the procedure only removes damaged tissue, gum line recession is minimal. This maintains the aesthetic appearance of smile.
Reduces Gum Inflammation and Bleeding- LANAP® can remove up to 90% of oral inflammation after 1 visit. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring health tissue.
Minimal Operative Bleeding- PerioLase® MVP-7™ controls bleeding during surgery through the formation of clots, minimizing risk of bleeding and complications.
Saves Teeth- Patients can keep natural teeth, sometimes even when deemed unsalvageable with traditional treatments.
Regenerates Bone- LANAP® is the only protocol that is scientifically proven to regenerate bone tissue around teeth.
Safety- LANAP® has zero contraindications, meaning it does not interfere with any other diseases or medications.
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