LANAP® Newtown, PA

lanap in newtown, paMaintaining or restoring the health of your gums is an important part of our dental care in Newtown and Yardley. Our team offers a range of periodontal services, including LANAP, an advanced laser gum therapy for periodontitis. If you have periodontitis or have been told you may need oral surgery to address damage to your gums, LANAP may offer a less-invasive solution. LANAP can restore the health of your smile and maintain the structure of your natural bite.

Signs of advancing gum disease or periodontitis can include:

  • Swelling in the gums
  • Changes in the color of the gums or areas of the gums
  • Increasing sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums, especially during daily oral hygiene
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Visible pockets around tooth roots

If you are concerned about the health of your gums and are seeking alternative treatment for advanced gum disease, schedule an appointment. Our dental care team will thoroughly evaluate your needs and recommend appropriate care. If you consider LANAP the right solution for your needs, we will discuss treatment and what to expect. LANAP can give you a healthy smile without requiring invasive surgery that includes stitches and a longer recovery.

LANAP: what to expect

LANAP uses laser energy to provide targeted treatment, leaving healthy tissue intact and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As a result of treatment, healthy bone and soft tissue affected by gum disease will begin to rejuvenate and heal. Over time, your gums will once again support a healthy and stable smile.

We can typically complete LANAP in two visits. The dentist will treat one side of the mouth each session. During treatment, we insert the ultra-thin laser wire along the gum line, where it will remove damaged tissue and infection. A blood clot simultaneously forms in the pockets of the gum, supporting healing and the growth of new, healthy tissue.

Patients can expect to experience mild swelling and/or discomfort for a day or two post-treatment. You can manage this with an over-the-counter pain medication. We also prescribe a soft diet for several days to avoid dislodging the blood clot. Most patients resume their daily routine the next day with no issues.

LANAP in Newtown & Yardley, PA

If you would like to discuss your periodontal concerns or explore treatment with LANAP, schedule a visit with our dental care team. We welcome new patients and can offer a caring, personalized approach to your oral health needs.