Non-Surgical Laser Gum Treatments

State of the art Hoya Erbium Laser

State of the art Hoya Erbium Laser

Today, there are many non-surgical laser therapy procedures which can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease. One of the procedures offered by Dr Willoughby is a Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or “LANAP”. Developed to offer patients a significantly less traumatic alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, the LANAP specifically treats periodontal disease & is able to regenerate soft tissue and bone by sterilizing the pocket and stimulating new tissue formation, thereby resulting in pocket reduction. To perform this LANAP procedure, Dr Willoughby and his team utilize a Hoya Erbium Versawave laser. By eliminating the need to resect or alter the height of the gum tissue and carefully remove only the infected inner layer of the pocket, Dr. Willoughby can help reattach the gum tissue to the root and stimulate re-growth of both the surrounding hard and soft tissues. By preserving gum tissue our patients’ are able to maintain their smiles and avoid unsightly root exposure and associated temperature sensitivity. This newly approved clinical procedure to treat periodontal disease, can reduce periodontal pocketing and can be achieved without periodontal surgery, using the Hoya Erbium laser. The Versawave laser both sterilizes the pocket and stimulates tissue formation, thereby resulting in pocket reduction.

Advancing Dental care through New Technologies

In an on-going effort to improve the over-all health of our patients, Dr. Andrew Willoughby can now provide this level of non-invasive, conservative, definitive treatment for all levels of gum disease.

If you:

  • Have gum disease and have been recommended surgery…
  • Have bleeding gums…
  • Have put off gum surgery because you have dreaded the prospect…
  • Have had repeated “deep cleanings” only to see the condition relapse…

Then you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure so call us today to book your consultation with Dr. Willoughby!