LANAP Laser Gum Treatment

The newest technology available for periodontal patient care is now available at Dr Gumm’s office. After much research into the world of laser periodontal treatment, Dr. Gumm has acquired and has been extensively trained on the latest generation of Nd:YAG laser.

Introduction to Laser Periodontal Treatment

The Milennium PerioLase was developed specifically to treat periodontal disease using LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). Like LASIK surgery for the eyes, this patented and FDA-approved laser therapy allows us to treat periodontal patients with a minimally invasive, breakthrough procedure, which in many cases eliminates the need for conventional cut and suture surgery.

How Do Patients Benefit From LANAP Laser Therapy?

Laser surgery provides another option for patients to treat periodontal disease. In the past, traditional cut and sew therapy would be indicated to treat periodontal disease. The Milennium PerioLase provides patients a realistic alternative with comparable results. The benefits of LANAP include less pain, less gum recession, decreased bleeding, swelling and root sensitivity, and maybe the most important benefit, less downtime after treatment. An added benefit of laser surgery is the antibacterial effect that helps disinfect the periodontal pockets.

no fearLaser treatment is also beneficial for patients who have medical conditions requiring blood thinning medications such as aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, and Pradaxa. Since LANAP causes much less bleeding than traditional surgeries, patients do not have to discontinue using these life-saving medications prior to surgery. Patients with advanced periodontal disease who take bisphosphonate medications such as Fosamax can avoid having extractions because even teeth with a poor prognosis can often be saved with this life-changing procedure. This is especially important because studies have shown that Fosamax and other bisphosphonates can cause painful bone degeneration of the jaw following tooth extraction.

Laser Peridontal Therapy: A Life Changing Treatment

For patients who are concerned about traditional cut and suture surgery to treat periodontal disease, the new laser treatment can be a life-changing event! Teeth can be saved, natural smiles can be preserved and some potentially life-threatening systemic effects of bacteria from gum disease left untreated can be avoided. Laser treatment gives patients a new option.
If you would like to find out more about using laser therapy to treat periodontal disease and to save your teeth and smile, call Dr. Blayne Gumm at 727-584-5693 for an appointment.

Contact Us

  • Blayne J. Gumm, DDS,
    ABGD, MAGD, MICOI
  • 490 N Indian Rocks Road
  • Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

  • Phone: (727) 584-5693
  • Fax: (727) 586-3331