LANAP® is the First FDA Cleared Laser-Based Treatment for Gum Disease and Regeneration
Are Dental Lasers Safe?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery with lasers in 1991. Since then, laser dental procedures have become increasingly common!
Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:
- Disease Diagnosis: Used for precise and detailed analysis.
- Soft Tissue Procedures: Used in treatments related to lips, gums, or the tongue.
- Hard Tissue Procedures: Used in treatments related to bone, dentin, or enamel.
You can trust that your laser dental treatment with us at West Valley Dental Implant Practice can work wonders on your oral health. Dr. Penhaskashi and his team are dedicated to being the best at certain treatments and procedures, specifically those focused on building your teeth up to be the healthiest they can be.
We start by diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. Treatment with our LANAP protocol laser is highly preferable to traditional methods and yields amazing results.
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
Once your teeth and gums are healthy and safe from disease, we can move on to restoring your smile with dental implant placement. Following that, we can aesthetically enhance your smile through cosmetic treatments designed to beautify your smile even further.
Laser Dentistry in Encino, CA
Laser dentistry in Encino, CA, with Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi makes it possible for patients to receive targeted treatment for gum disease more comfortably. You can also enjoy remarkable outcomes unequaled to traditional methods.
What Laser Dentistry Is Doing Today
- Improves the diagnostics of oral disease.
- Laser can treat both soft and hard tissue (gums, lips, tongue, bone, dentin, enamel).
- Provides patients with procedures that are significantly less painful.
- Outcomes are more dependable.
- Healing is faster with less reliance on pain medication.
- Increases bone density in the jaw.
Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Laser technology is used to diagnose and treat disease in many areas of the body, including the mouth. In the early 1990s, the FDA approved laser treatment on soft oral tissue. Today, many periodontists, like Dr. Penhaskashi, are using laser treatment to treat gum disease and other problems related to oral health to help their patients.
Laser dental procedures are now considered the preferred alternative to treating gum disease as the treatment results in less damage to the healthy gum tissue and provides bone support to prevent tooth loss.
The LANAP® Laser Protocol
The LANAP® laser protocol is a treatment for gum disease that we use for patients with moderate to severe cases. LANAP® treatment is completely safe and FDA-cleared to provide comfortable yet effective treatment for gum disease for our patients.
More Comfortable than Surgery
Traditional surgical treatment for gum disease is still an option, but more patients are turning to laser dental procedures because it gives them benefits that scalpel treatment cannot.
Dr. Penhaskashi uses the unique and specialized FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™, one of the most highly rated and leading dental lasers used in periodontal surgery. This laser specifically goes after disease and bacteria inside the periodontal pockets without causing any damage to soft tissue, which makes the procedure much easier to tolerate.
With this and other lasers, bleeding and inflammation is greatly reduced because no surgery is required. Bacteria are quickly eliminated and patients often recover in one day or less.
Improved Bone Density
Laser dental procedures also improve and stabilize bone density. Peer-reviewed scientific and human histological studies show laser treatment for gum disease increases bone growth in the jaw where teeth get their support. Thousands of patients who have had a laser treatment are not only infection free, but have decreased their risk of tooth loss.
Get Laser Treatment with West Valley Implant Dental Practice Today
Periodontal disease is a serious issue. Don’t wait to have it addressed or treated. Laser dentistry in Encino, CA, with Dr. Penhaskashi can give you amazing results without costing you healthy gum tissue. If you need treatment for gum disease, call us today to schedule your LANAP® laser treatment consultation.