LANAP is Minimally Invasive, With No Cutting or Sutures!
The LANAP® Procedure in Denton, TX
If you are considering LANAP® as a gum disease treatment option, you should have a clear understanding of what the procedure entails. Below you can find an overview of LANAP®, a revolutionary gum disease treatment option that is far less painful or invasive than traditional methods.
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The Stages of LANAP®
LANAP® in Denton, TX gives us the ability to possibly save loose teeth that would have needed to be removed otherwise. The steps of LANAP surgery include:
Pockets Are Measured
Laser Is Used to Remove Bacteria
The Calculus Is Removed
Laser Is Used to Create A Clot
The Gum Tissue Is Compressed
The Bite is Adjusted
Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol
How does LANAP® work?
At the onset of the laser gum disease treatment in Denton, TX, Dr. Todd McCracken uses a probe to measure the depth of the periodontal pockets in order to determine how deep the pockets are and how much loss of attachment has transpired.
The next step entails using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser to remove bacteria and diseased tissue in the patient’s pocket. Since the light from the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is not absorbed in healthy tissue, bone, water, or root, this gum disease treatment option is far less invasive for the patient.
To remove the remaining calculus deposits that form beneath the gum line, the dentist for gum disease then uses tiny ultrasonic scalers. The ultrasonic scalers are used because the laser will denature the calculus deposits from the root surface of the teeth rather than removing them.
In order to form a seal around the teeth, Dr. McCracken then applies the laser again at the bottom of the pocket. This stimulates the bone, root, and soft tissue and allows the blood to begin clotting, thus creating a clean and hygienic environment for healing.
The dentist for gum disease recompresses the tissue against the teeth’s root surfaces without using sutures.
Finally, Dr. McCracken adjusts the patient’s bite to ensure that the gum disease treatment did not cause any significant trauma to the teeth, particularly the ones with bone loss.
Dr. Todd McCracken, located in Denton, Texas, received the honor of Master from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and specializes in LANAP®.
Dr. Todd McCracken, located in Denton, TX, is a Dentist who serves patients from Denton, Corinth, Lake Dallas and surrounding areas Dr. McCracken works with Dr. Roberts (oral surgery) and Dr. Murphy (endodontics) to provide you with a beautiful new smile you can be proud of. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!