As a leading
provider of periodontal surgery in Santa
Cruz, CA, Dr. Richard Browning is up to date on all the latest technologies
including the LANAP® laser protocol. This is an innovative new method of gum
surgery that is minimally invasive and reduces pain and bleeding. Patients with
moderate to severe gum disease can
finally receive treatment without having to fear painful surgeries and lengthy
What is LANAP® treatment?
LANAP® treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat moderate to severe gum disease. Most patients and doctors prefer this method because it is highly precise and causes little to no damage to surrounding areas. This is because LANAP® therapy uses a highly intelligent laser technology called the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to vaporize and remove only the infected areas or tissue. Since the laser is able to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue based on the color and tint, it is possible to remove only affected areas without causing harm to surrounding bone, tissue, or teeth. Once the infected tissue has been eradicated, Dr. Browning can reattach the tissue without using sutures.
What are the benefits?
Since there is no cutting or removing of tissue, patients who undergo LANAP® treatment experience only minimal amounts of pain and discomfort. Bleeding is also kept to a minimum, as the heat from the laser can be used to create blood clots and reduce the risk of infection. LANAP® laser treatment can actually reverse some of the damage caused by gum disease by stimulating regrowth of bone and tissue. After the procedure, patients usually do not require prescription pain medication.
The LANAP® protocol requires less downtime than traditional gum surgery, and you can actually continue with your daily routine as soon as you leave the office. Patients with moderate to severe gum disease can contact Dr. Browning to learn more about laser periodontal surgery in Santa Cruz, CA today!