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The consequences of untreated gum disease are many, including everything from swollen, bleeding gums and visible redness to eventual tooth loss. At Florida Smiles Dental, we believe that treating such a potentially serious condition should be as easy and comfortable for the patient as possible. That’s why at our Fort Lauderdale dental office and our Lighthouse Point dental office, all of our periodontal treatment is performed with cutting-edge new technology in the form of the patented LANAP® laser procedure.
LANAP®, or laser-assisted new attachment procedure, is the preferred method of treatment for periodontal disease that focuses on the regeneration of gum tissue rather than its removal. It is an FDA-approved system designed specifically for the treatment of periodontal disease in all of its stages and is substantially gentler than traditional surgical procedures. The patient’s healthy gum tissue is allowed to remain intact while connective tissues are healed and reestablished over time.
Because the LANAP® method is far less invasive, more convenient and more comfortable than scalpel and suture procedures, it’s proven an ideal alternative for countless gum disease patients who might otherwise avoid seeking necessary treatment. Whereas previous methods of periodontal therapy often resulted in problematic pain and swelling, patients who undergo LANAP® treatment begin to feel better much sooner. Recovery time is shortened considerably, with the majority of our patients healing within just 24 hours, rather than in two to four weeks with scalpel and suture gum surgeries.