LANAP® Laser Treatment in St. Thomas, USVI
Do you have periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a chronic oral infection that if left untreated, can lead to inflamed and receding gums, loose teeth, and loss of jaw bone. Gum disease has also been linked to serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and diabetes. Traditionally, gum disease treatment for severe periodontitis consisted solely of dental surgery. Now, laser gum surgery successfully eliminates gum disease with less pain and less downtime for patients of Dr. Trevor Connor, the dentist in St. Thomas, VI.
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an innovative gum disease treatment that uses laser technology to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease without the need for a scalpel or sutures. Patients undergoing LANAP® realize many benefits not possible with traditional gum disease treatments.
What is the Laser Gum Surgery Performed by the Dentist in St. Thomas, VI?
Benefits of LANAP® Performed by the Dentist in St. Thomas, VI
Patients report minimal pain and discomfort when having this no cut/no sew gum disease treatment.
LANAP® removes the majority of your gum inflammation within just one visit. This is due to the fact that the laser removes the bacteria and diseased tissue without harming your healthy tissue.
Patients enjoy faster healing times without the use of scalpels and sutures.
With the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, our dentist in St. Thomas, VI can control and therefore minimize any bleeding during the procedure.
Laser gum disease treatment has been proven to regenerate bone, effectively reversing the harmful effects of periodontal disease. Dr. Connor may save teeth using this laser gum disease treatment that would be lost with the use of traditional surgery.
LANAP® is an excellent option for patients who suffer from dental anxiety and would otherwise avoid traditional gum disease treatment, neglecting the unhealthy state of their gums.