Dr. Cerisa Moncayo of The Palisades Dentists Introduces LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment

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Patients with gum disease in the West Los Angeles area now have the option to receive effective treatment with less pain and a quicker recovery time.

Dr. Cerisa Moncayo and patient

Cerisa Moncayo, DDS, of The Palisades Dentists, now offers the LANAP® protocol to treat gum disease in the West Los Angeles area. Dr. Moncayo joins the elite class of LANAP clinicians at the forefront of the future of dentistry, using a specific dental laser that is FDA-cleared to achieve True Regeneration™, regenerating bone and tissues lost to gum disease.

"Gum disease is a slow process, usually without pain, and most patients simply don’t realize they have the disease,” explains Dr. Cerisa. “Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, but it’s important to realize it is a bacterial infection. We are learning more about the systemic connections between gum disease and other serious illnesses such as stroke, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.”

Dr. Cerisa has earned her certification in the LANAP protocol, and now offers this minimally-invasive treatment option without the cutting or sutures associated with traditional treatment.

LANAP treatment uses the specific wavelength of the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser to target the bacteria and endotoxins causing gum disease, all while leaving healthy tissue intact. With a quicker recovery time and less pain post-operation, patients prefer LANAP treatment over traditional surgery.

“Although new to our practice, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ technology has been tested, researched, and used for a number of years – with a catalog of excellent results," said Dr. Cerisa. "We are enthusiastic to offer this treatment to our patients as an effective method to treating gum disease and saving natural teeth.”

The Palisades Dentists are a multi-specialty practice offering all facets of dental care under one roof. They strive to incorporate the best, clinically-proven treatment modalities to their patients. They also work in conjunction with Palisades Surgical Arts, led by Dr. Cerisa's husband, Dr. Max Moncayo, an oral surgeon who specializes in the LAPIP™ protocol for failing dental implants.

About Dr. Cerisa Moncayo
Dr. Cerisa Moncayo is a firm believer in the Golden Rule. She strives to offer her patients nothing less than the type of care she would like to receive—a personal, positive, pain-free experience. Dr. Cerisa obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where she was on the Dean’s List and was part of the IV Sedation Team, led by world renowned Dr. Stanley Malamed. Through college and dental school, she had the privilege of traveling to over 20 countries and serving others on humanitarian missions in Southeast Asia and Central America.

After dental school, she served her country as a Naval Officer stationed with the Marines. Having access to world-class technology, and working closely with specialists on a daily basis, enabled her to become skilled in the entire scope of general dentistry—from cosmetic to trauma management and oral surgery. In her free time, she is a mentor to pre-dental students and veterans and enjoys enhancing her knowledge with continuing education courses.

For information on the LANAP protocol, call (310) 459-2303 or visit https://www.thepalidentists.com.

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