Lim and Yabu Dentists Oakland CA

(510) 530-7000 | Oakland, CA 94602

Dentistry Oakland CA

Laser Dentistry Oakland, CA

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New Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Have You Been Told You Need Gum Surgery? Maybe Not!

Traditional gum surgery is done for advanced gum disease. It can save your teeth, but it can also be a very difficult surgery (and recovery) for patients. In our practice we use a different approach. It’s called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™. LANAP is far less invasive than the traditional surgery. There are NO scalpels or stitches. The entire procedure takes very little time and you will also heal much faster. Call us today to find out if LANAP is right for you.

Eighty percent of adults have some level of gum disease. Whether you have mild gum disease or are a candidate for gum surgery, halting gum disease as early as possible helps maintain your oral health as well as your physical health. For advanced cases, our office is licensed to practice the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP), a minimally invasive technique for treating gum disease. That means it’s possible to have periodontal disease treated successfully without scalpels, sutures, or pain.

You might have heard about or experienced the amazing results from laser treatments for vision correction and other medical procedures. A similar technology has revolutionized dentistry. With LANAP, you will no longer have exposed, sensitive roots, and recovery is generally faster and more comfortable than standard gum surgery – most of our patients need only over-the-counter medicine afterwards. Gum disease has been linked to other medical conditions from heart attacks to premature births. If you’ve been told you require gum surgery, but have been delaying it, let us show you how simple your treatment can be.

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LANAP Procedure

  1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
  2. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
  3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface tartar.
  4. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs can’t enter.
  5. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
  6. Bite trauma is adjusted.
  7. Healing occurs.

Want to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for LANAP treatment? Schedule a consultation today by calling (510) 530-7000.