February 8, 2016
Gum disease. Not exactly a favorite topic to consider or discuss, but a very real concern for many people. Conservative estimates are that around 80 percent of the adult population in the United States have gum, or periodontal, disease. To treat gum disease, Dr. James Rynar at Metropolitan Periodontics & Implantology uses LANAP for Milburn, Madison and Florham Park patients.
You may have heard or read about gingivitis on television or in a magazine. This stage of the gum disease—which is a bacterial infection—often causes red and swollen gums that are prone to bleed when you brush or floss. Left untreated, gingivitis progresses to become periodontitis. At this point, the bacteria begin to damage both gum tissue and the bone structure underneath that hold your teeth in place. As periodontitis advances, gum pockets enlarge and your teeth begin to separate from your gums and bone. Eventually, teeth may loosen and need to be extracted.
What is LANAP?
In Madison, LANAP consists of a soft-tissue laser to treat gum disease. This laser treatment eliminates the need for scalpel and stitches during surgery and as a result is far less uncomfortable—if there is any discomfort at all—for Dr. Rynar’s patients.
PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the special laser used during LANAP treatment. After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Rynar uses the micro thin laser fiber to remove bacteria and toxins from inside each gum pocket. In addition, the laser disinfects and seals blood vessels as well as lymph and nerve tissue, so your recovery is far easier than with traditional gum surgery. There’s almost no bleeding or risk of post-surgical infection.
In most cases, your entire oral cavity can be treated with the LANAP procedure in just two visits. Dr. Rynar treats one side of your mouth at the first appointment and the other side at the second. An appropriate schedule for follow up care is then created for each patient based on their individual needs.
In addition to treating gum disease, LANAP can also be used to treat soft tissue inflammation and infection around dental implants. As LANAP is to teeth, then LAPIP is to dental implants. A dental implant is an outstanding choice for tooth replacement and the success of an implant is partly dependent on the health of the surrounding tissue. LANAP (LAPIP) treats tissue inflammation minimally invasively, so you can continue to enjoy the healthy mouth benefits of dental implants.
Contact Us Today
If you need more information about LANAP, or if you would like to consult with Dr. Rynar about periodontal treatment, please call Metropolitan Periodontics & Implantology today. We proudly serve patients from Florham Park, NJ, Millburn and Madison and throughout the New Jersey and New York area.
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