Not all dentists provide the same services. Drs. Tae Kwon, Rahul C. Tase, and Howard H. Yen of Monadnock Perio and Implant Center are pleased to offer specialized treatments to patients in Keene, Peterborough, and the surrounding the New Hampshire and Vermont communities. This is especially true when it comes to the LANAP procedure for treating periodontal disease / gum disease. This special laser gum surgery allows for precision treatment, comfortable operations, and faster recovery than traditional gum surgery (i.e. osseous surgery) and contouring methods.
The LANAP procedure uses a special dental laser to remove infected and damaged tissue found in the teeth with periodontal disease. This procedure is minimally invasive, as it does not require cutting or suturing of the gums like traditional gum surgery. The process works by targeting and removing bacteria beneath the gum line, which causes inflammation and bone / gum loss. This is done with a unique laser device. It stimulates the growth of healthy soft tissues around the teeth that can help prevent further damage.
The LANAP procedure offers several benefits to patients with periodontal disease, including:
Your LANAP procedure will begin with a comprehensive dental exam, during which your dentist will assess the extent of your gum recession. Your dentist may also take X-rays or other images to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
You’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area during the actual procedure. The laser is then used to gently remove infected and damaged tissue from beneath the gums. Finally, healthy tissue will be stimulated to promote healing and regrowth in the affected areas. Depending on your specific needs, additional procedures such as suturing and grafting may be included in your treatment plan.
Following your LANAP procedure, you should be able to resume all usual activities within a few days. You may experience some minor swelling and discomfort for several days after the procedure, but it should be manageable with over-the-counter medications. Be sure to follow your dentist’s post-treatment instructions carefully to ensure the best results.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause severe damage to the supporting structures of your teeth and lead to tooth loss. Treating receding gums with a procedure such as LANAP is vital for protecting the health of your teeth and preventing further gum recession.
The offices are located at 819 Court Street, Unit A in Keene, and 106 Grove Street, Unit 1B in Peterborough.