LASER Periodontal Therapy is a laser-based approach to gum disease using an Nd-YAG free running pulsed laser.The concept of the LASER Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) was developed in the ‘80s. The "LANAP" is the only protocol accepted by the "U.S. Food and Drug Administration "for the treatment of periodontal disease.
The use of LASER for the treatment of periodontitis has many advantages :
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia to eliminate any discomfort. A tiny laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum. Only two sessions are needed. One half of your mouth will be treated in each session.
A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B. Pulsed LASER irradiation, selectively dissects epithelium, denatures diseased tissue and pathological proteins.
C. Ultra sonic scaler and hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions.
D. LASER finishes debriding pocket and establish the coagulation.
E. The tissue is compressed against the root surface and a stable fibrin clot forms at gingival crest.
F. Occlusal trauma adjusted with high-speed hand piece.
G. New attachment is regenerated.