LANAP Procedure

LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)

Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

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Dr. Colin Yoshida is proud to be a Fremont gum disease treatment dentist, specializing in reattaching gums to teeth with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®).

LANAP® is a revolutionary laser gum surgery procedure used by dental professionals.

Here is a deeper look at the approach LANAP® laser gum surgery takes in Fremont for gum disease treatment.

Consulting with Dr. Yoshida is the best way to start LANAP®. He will advise you with an overview of how the procedure will work best for you. It is possible in certain situations that some restorative action be needed before the operation. After the consultation in Fremont for gum disease treatment, Dr. Yoshida will examine the pockets next to your teeth for depth. The size of each pocket will tell Dr. Yoshida and his staff how they need to proceed.

After the consultation and initial pocket measurement examination, they use the PerioLase®MVP-7™  to eradicate unhealthy tissue that causes gum disease. Since the laser is programmed to remove only the bad tissue, it leaves the healthy tissue in place and intact. Next, tiny ultrasonic scalers remove calculus deposits from underneath the gum lines. A seal is then formed around the teeth, creating a stable healing environment around the affected areas. Finally, Dr. Yoshida re-compresses the tissue against the root’s surface and makes adjustments to your bite.

LANAP® laser gum surgery is usually performed in two visits, but can be done in one session upon request. Each visit usually averages a length of two hours. Dr. Yoshida will probably request to see you in a follow-up visit one week after the laser gum surgery. Since there is little discomfort or downtime with LANAP® laser gum surgery, patients report being able to return to their place of work the very next day.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums, look no further than Fremont for gum disease treatment from Dr. Colin Yoshida. Contact Dr. Yoshida today for a personalized laser gum surgery consultation.