LANAP - Indianapolis, IN

Save Your Gums Without a Scalpel

The Minimally Invasive Route

Gum disease has many warning signs. Your gums may be swollen. They may bleed when you’re brushing. Pockets may form between them and your teeth. Your breath may be foul no matter what you do. If you don’t have your gum disease treated, it can progress into periodontitis, an incurable condition with complications including gum recession, bone recession, and tooth loss. The bacteria behind gum disease can also affect your major organs, heightening your risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. The good news is that our practice provides minimally invasive, highly predictable treatment through LANAP® in Indianapolis, IN.

With LANAP laser gum disease treatment, you’ll experience less procedure-related pain and bleeding, and will have a quicker, smoother recovery. LANAP, short for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA-approved laser periodontal treatment that allows us to eliminate infection while preserving the underlying tissue. With this innovative approach and an in-house multispecialty team including an acclaimed periodontist with specialized training in gum treatment, West 10th Dental Group is Indianapolis’ practice of choice for comprehensive gum care.

The Many Advantages of LANAP

  • Less pain and bleeding
  • No scalpels, stitches or sutures
  • No need for invasive osseous surgery
  • More precise treatment overall
  • Fewer appointments needed
  • Faster recovery with fewer complications
  • Reduced dental anxiety
LANAP Protocol - laser gum disease treatment

Light Treatment, Substantial Results

We use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ because it’s the only laser system that enables us to bring you all the benefits of LANAP. Our team has undergone special training to certify them to use this system. For the treatment, we move the tip of the laser wand inside the pockets between your gums and teeth, instantly destroying bacteria and diseased tissue without harming adjacent healthy tissue.

While working within the pockets we use another instrument to remove hardened plaque from the teeth roots. We then use the laser again to disinfect the soft tissue, tooth roots, and jawbone. The laser seals the treatment site to allow healing to begin. No scalpels. No sutures. Just excellent results in the form of healthier, more comfortable gums! LANAP laser periodontal treatment is light years ahead of others.

LANAP FAQs

Does LANAP hurt?
Although the procedure itself can be virtually painless, we will anesthetize the area for your comfort. Post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and short in duration.
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How long does LANAP treatment take?
Initial treatment is focused on scaling and the use of small instruments to remove tartar. Then, the laser portion of the treatment is performed and normally takes less than an hour. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, treatment may be accomplished in just one appointment, whereas traditional treatments typically take multiple visits.
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Does LANAP cost more than traditional gum surgery?
No. LANAP is often similar in cost to traditional gum surgery. Other factors may affect the costs, such as the severity of the gum disease, and how many teeth are involved. However, in some cases, laser treatment allows us to eliminate steps in a traditional treatment approach which can save money. Many insurance plans will help to cover the costs of periodontal treatment. We also offer a variety of payment options, to help you receive the necessary care. If you feel you suffer from gum disease or have a history of gum problems, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to reduce further damage to your gums, teeth, and bone and call us today to schedule an evaluation with one of our gum specialists. Our goal is to help you maintain your natural teeth and have the healthy smile you deserve!
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Defeat Gum Disease with a Laser

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