The prospect of a gum disease diagnosis can be a scary one. Periodontitis, if left untreated, causes inflammation, Bone loss, gum attachment loss, bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. The treatment, however, does not have to be daunting. Dr. Amin Samadian specializes in advanced dental procedures to address gum disease, including LANAP laser gum disease treatment.
How Does LANAP Work?
LANAP, which stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure, is a gentle, non-invasive laser treatment for gum disease that stimulates the growth of healthy gum tissue and supporting bone. LANAP can help you avoid painful surgical treatment that removes even healthy gum tissue. Dr. Samadian employs the PerioLase® pulsed laser to target bacteria and harmful tissues without affecting the adjacent healthy tissue for true histological bone regeneration. There is no need for scalpels or sutures, and the recovery time is vastly improved in comfort and duration.
The need for LANAP can arise from both periodontitis as well as infection around a dental implant. If you have red, tender gums around the implants, discharge at the implant site, painful swelling, gum color changes, or bleeding, you may be in need of LANAP treatment. The good news is that you can expect to require only 1-2 treatments compared to multiple sessions with more invasive treatments.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Dr. Samadian’s approach to complete mouth health begins with a comprehensive consultation. During this consultation, you will receive information about all your options for improved gum health and periodontitis treatment. If you’re concerned about the health of your gums, set up a consultation to get started.
What’s The Procedure Like?
Dr. Samadian begins your treatment with the PerioLase® laser to direct the pulsed energy at the affected gums. The laser uses 7 variable pulse durations for discrete tissue interactions. You endure no incisions or stitches, so you’ll heal faster than with traditional invasive treatments. Your entire mouth can be treated in one 3-4 hour-long session. Because there’s no cutting involved, most patients don’t even require pain medication to resume normal activities within 1 day.
What Can I Expect Of Recovery?
Traditional periodontitis or infected implant treatments can require several weeks of recovery. With LANAP, you can be back to normal within a couple of days. Initially, you’ll need to avoid brushing, flossing, and certain hard foods, but within a couple of days, you’ll be ready to return to normal eating and dental care.
How Much Does LANAP Laser Gum Surgery Cost?
Laser-assisted periodontitis treatment may sound expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The average cost of LANAP treatment in the US is between $2,000-$8,000 depending on how many areas you need the treatment on. However, it is not just about the cost of LANAP treatment itself. More traditional treatments involve invasive surgeries, removing of the gum tissue and they are not able to regenerate the bone back.
Dr. Amin Samadian is the founder of Dion Health, a dynamic healthcare model created for today’s patient care needs. He specializes in face and mouth reconstructions and rejuvenation for whole mouth health. With LANAP, the results are often better than with traditional treatments, recovery time is faster, and the treatment itself disrupts your life far less. Your teeth and gums are worth it.
Take The Next Step
If you have questions about LANAP Laser Gum Surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amin Samadian in East Bay, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form.