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LANAP® Laser Therapy in Farmington Hills

Experience the Power of LANAP Laser Therapy

Gum disease can be a painful and frustrating condition to deal with, but with LANAP Laser Therapy, there is now a more efficient and less painful solution. Our Farmington Hills, MI dentist, Dr. Roman Shlafer is committed to helping patients overcome gum disease and achieve the smile they’ve always desired.

What Is LANAP Laser Therapy?

LANAP laser therapy is a minimally invasive and FDA-approved procedure designed to treat gum disease. It utilizes the power of a dental laser to remove infected gum tissue, eliminate bacteria, and promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. The laser specifically targets diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact, resulting in faster healing and reduced discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery.

Benefits of LANAP Laser Therapy

  • Minimally Invasive: LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser technology to target and remove diseased gum tissue, without the need for incisions or sutures. This results in less discomfort and a faster recovery time compared to traditional gum surgery.
  • True Regeneration: LANAP has been scientifically proven to promote true periodontal regeneration, stimulating the growth of new bone and reattaching gum tissue to the teeth. This can lead to improved oral health and a reduction in the progression of gum disease.
  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Unlike traditional gum surgery, LANAP specifically targets and removes diseased tissue while preserving healthy gum tissue. This allows for a more precise and targeted treatment approach.
  • Reduced Discomfort: LANAP laser therapy is generally associated with less discomfort during and after the procedure compared to traditional gum surgery. This can lead to a more pleasant experience for patients.

Who Qualifies for LANAP Laser Therapy?

LANAP laser therapy is suitable for individuals who have been diagnosed with gum disease and require treatment. It can be an option for those who:

  • Have mild to moderate gum disease
  • Are looking for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery
  • Want to promote true regeneration of gum tissue and bone growth
  • Prefer a faster recovery time and reduced discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery

It is important to consult with your Farmington Hills dentist to determine if LANAP laser therapy is the right treatment option for your specific case.

How Does LANAP Treatment Work?

The LANAP procedure involves the following steps:

  1. Measurement: Your Farmington Hills dentist will measure the depth of the periodontal pockets around the teeth to determine the extent of gum disease.
  2. Laser Treatment: A specialized laser is used to selectively remove diseased gum tissue and bacteria from the periodontal pockets. The laser energy also helps to stimulate the regeneration of gum tissue and promote new bone growth.
  3. Scaling and Root Planing: Dr. Shlafer will use ultrasonic scalers to remove tartar and plaque from the tooth roots, promoting a clean and healthy oral environment.
  4. Tissue Reattachment: The laser is used again to create a stable blood clot that helps the gum tissue reattach to the teeth. This promotes the healing process and reduces the risk of reinfection.
  5. Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions

LANAP Laser Therapy is generally associated with less discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery. Local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area, ensuring a comfortable experience for patients. While some patients may experience minor swelling, sensitivity, or discomfort following the procedure, these side effects are generally temporary and resolve on their own.
The LANAP procedure is typically completed in two visits, with each visit lasting approximately two hours. During the first visit, one side of the mouth is treated, and during the second visit, the other side is addressed. The duration of the procedure may vary depending on the severity of the gum disease and the number of teeth being treated.
The coverage for LANAP Laser Therapy may vary depending on your insurance plan. While most insurance carriers cover periodontal disease treatment, the coverage for LANAP may vary by carrier and clinician. However, most health or dental insurance providers will cover LANAP treatment. It is recommended to check with your insurance provider to determine coverage eligibility and understand the financial implications of the procedure.
Yes, there may be some side effects associated with LANAP Laser Therapy, but they are generally temporary and resolve on their own. Some patients may experience minor swelling, sensitivity, or discomfort following the procedure. However, these side effects are generally less severe than those associated with traditional gum surgery.

Embrace a Healthier Smile with LANAP Laser Treatment

LANAP Laser Therapy is a groundbreaking solution for gum disease treatment, providing true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment. With its minimally invasive nature, preservation of healthy tissue, and reduced discomfort, LANAP is revolutionizing the field of periodontal therapy. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, schedule a consultation with your Farmington Hills dentist by calling our dental office at (248) 781-0040 to explore the benefits of LANAP Laser Therapy and experience the future of gum disease treatment.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Shlafer became my dentist 2 years ago when my fiance at the time recommended I use his dentist. From the initial consultation, I knew Dr Shlafer would be my long term dentist. Dr Shalfer and his team were very thorough which showed that they truly cared about my dental health. I highly recommend Dr. Shlafer."

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"The staff here is stellar. I've been going here for years now and have never had a bad experience. The women at the desk greet everyone by name, and the doctor remembers everything you tell him about yourself. Everyone here knows what they're doing, a trip here is never a hassle, and they'll always keep your best interest in mind."

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"Dr. Shlafer and staff are absolutely fabulous. So incredibly friendly and accommodating and Dr. is so gentle and very comforting. The office atmosphere is very relaxing as well!"

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