A Closer Look at LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery vs. Traditional Osseous Surgery
Undergoing Treatment with the LANAP® Protocol: When performing LANAP® laser gum surgery, Dr. Eastman utilizes the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to gently and thoroughly eradicate harmful oral bacteria and diseased gum tissue. This highly specific laser targets periodontal disease deep between the gums and teeth, leaving healthy surrounding tissue completely intact. The process also assists in bone regeneration and offers an expedited recovery time, benefits unique to laser gum surgery.
Undergoing Treatment with Osseous Surgery
Treating periodontal disease with this method requires an incision in and retraction of gum tissue to allow access to the diseased areas, root surfaces of the teeth and underlying bone. Once the sites have been treated, sutures are placed to begin the healing phase. Bone grafting may also accompany osseous surgery procedures.