Dr. Fedida provides LANAP® laser treatment for advanced gum disease in Jackson Heights, NY. LANAP® is a unique laser therapy that can restore health to gums that are deteriorating due to periodontitis. For many patients who have been told that their gums are “beyond repair”, LANAP® can be a solution for saving their gums and their teeth.
What is LANAP®?
LANAP® is a laser therapy alternative to osseous surgery. Minimally invasive with maximum oral health benefits, LANAP® will address infected gum tissue and stimulate natural healing. Dr. Fedida will evaluate your oral health and the condition of your gums before recommending this procedure. Performed in our office over 2-3 visits, LANAP causes minimal discomfort and requires no suturing of gum tissue.
LANAP uses the PerioLase® MVP-7 laser which is designed to target only affected tissue to minimize damage to healthy surrounding tissue, stimulate bone growth and the natural recovery process of regeneration. Patients who previously would have needed more invasive oral surgery can enjoy improving oral health within weeks. Benefits of LANAP include:
- Less bleeding
- Less swelling
- Minimal discomfort
- No sutures
- Less downtime
- Faster recovery and healing time
Am I a candidate for LANAP?
While most patients will be considered good candidates for LANAP, Dr. Fedida will thoroughly examine all aspects of your oral health and discuss your medical history before recommending this as a treatment option.
How long does the procedure take?
LANAP is typically completed in two sessions, each lasting approximately 2 hours. Dr. Fedida will use the laser to treat half of the mouth at each session.
Is LANAP more expensive than gum surgery?
No, LANAP is about the same cost as traditional osseous surgery. Our office can work with you to provide complete treatment costs, maximize any dental benefits you may have and offers financing options.