Encino, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2013
Patients of Dr. Andrew Satlin now have the opportunity for healthier gums and more successful implant surgeries thanks to Dr. Satlin’s use of laser gum surgery. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a leading-edge procedure that is FDA cleared and can dramatically improve the health of patients’ gums as well as regenerate bone growth. These factors play a critical role in Dr. Satlin’s ability to surgically place the dental implants initially as well as their long term success. Placing implants in diseased gums will only encourage the gum disease to spread further into the gums and eventually the bone.
LANAP offers many advantages over traditional scalpel gum surgery, including decreased pain, decreased gum recession, decreased healing time and more predictable and consistent results. It is used to remove bacteria and diseased gum tissue by passing a laser light between the tooth and the gum. Patients do not feel or hear anything, except possibly some slight warmth. Because laser gum surgery only seeks out infected gum tissue, all healthy tissue is left intact.
With traditional gum surgery, healthy and unhealthy tissue is cut away, leading to increased pocket depth from 2-4 mm on the conservative end to as much as 10 or 15 mm. As gums recede, the roots of teeth are exposed, leading to increased sensitivity to temperatures as well as aesthetic problems for many patients. LANAP results in little to no gum recession or increase in gum pocket depth. The virtual lack of any sensation or pain associated with this procedure also means that patients can typically resume all normal activities and rarely need any pain medication following their laser surgery.
The combination of a less invasive surgery with fewer side effects and improved results makes LANAP surgery an exciting new option in the world of combatting periodontal disease. Because laser surgery aids in both bone regeneration and connective reattachment, many teeth that would previously have been extracted can now be saved. In situations where dental implants are still needed, the remaining gum and bone will be healthier and provide a better foundation for long term success with the implant. Additional information about the LANAP procedure is available at http://www.encinoperiodontist.com.
About The Doctor
Dr. Andrew Satlin is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for Encino, CA gum disease patients. Dr. Satlin is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Dr. Satlin & his dental services visit his website at http://www.encinoperiodontist.com & call (818) 578-4501.