The LANAP® Protocol offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery and sutures by utilizing specialized lasers and techniques to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets in the gum tissue.
Tartar and plaque on the tooth surfaces can harbor bacteria, allowing for the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis, or gum disease, can cause uncomfortably swollen or bleeding gums and may progress into a gum infection known as periodontitis. This gingival infection can create periodontal pockets that separate teeth from the surrounding gum and bone structure. If left untreated, this condition will lead to tooth loss.
To repair the damage, Dr. Ferrin will clean the infection out of the gum tissues and then be seal the pockets to prevent new germs from invading the gums. Once achieved through gum surgery and stitches, the LANAP® Protocol can accomplish the same procedures while minimizing trauma to the gum tissue, providing a more comfortable treatment for the patient than traditional methods, and significantly reducing healing time.