The LANAP® Procedure in Tigard, OR

 

LANAP®
(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)

 

 


Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol



Dr. Sunil Thanik is a Tigard periodontist who provides gum disease treatment in Tigard, OR. While millions of Americans fall victim to periodontal disease each year, very few actually seek gum disease treatment in Tigard. This is mainly due the negative associations that many people have with gum disease treatment. Tigard patients, however, can now be treated without having to fear the unnecessary pain and discomfort of traditional gum disease treatment. This is because of a newly available solution called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). With LANAP® gum disease treatment, Tigard patients can have bacteria and diseased tissue removed from their mouths without doing harm to the teeth or healthy tissue.

With LANAP® gum disease treatment, Tigard patients can experience greater convenience and less hassle than traditional gum disease treatment. Tigard patients can actually return to their daily routine that very same day. There are just six short steps before you are on your way to perfect oral health.

  • Measuring the depth of your pockets – First, your Tigard periodontist will measure the depth of your periodontal pockets to determine how much loss of attachment has occurred.
  • Removal of bacteria – During the next phase of laser gum disease treatment, Tigard patients will have the bacteria and diseased tissue removed from their mouths using a laser. This is a relatively pain free process.
  • Removal of calculus – Ultrasonic scalers are then used to remove calculus deposits from the surface of the teeth.
  • Formation of blood clot – Then the laser makes a second pass over the area to stimulate bone and tissue growth while forming a blood clot. This is how, with LANAP® gum disease treatment, Tigard patients can save teeth that would normally need removal.
  • Recompression of soft tissue – Remaining healthy tissue is then recompressed against the surface of the tooth with use of sutures.
  • Examination of teeth – During the final stage of LANAP® gum disease treatment, Tigard patients will have their teeth examined to ensure there are no signs of trauma.

    With LANAP® gum disease treatment, Tigard patients can receive treatment without the unnecessary pain and discomfort that go along with traditional methods. If saving your teeth and improving gum health are important to you, Then LANAP® gum disease treatment in Tigard is something you should look into.


Dr. Sunil Thanik, located in Tigard, OR, is a Periodontist who services patients from Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Beaverton, OR; and Tigard, OR. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment.





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