LANAP at Amaya Dental, Miami, FL, 33126 and PembrokePines, FL, 33024
At Amaya Dental, we believe in more reconstructive and regenerative procedures for periodontal treatments. Our main objective of all treatments related to gums and periodontium is to regenerate supporting structures around the tooth.
LANAP - The Non-Invasive Way
It's normal to be anxious initially when your dentist has diagnosed you with severe periodontitis or gum disease. Amaya Dental in Miami, FL, 33126, offers a simple treatment for gum disease called the laser-assisted new attachment process (LANAP).
What is Gum Disease?
You might have heard of gingivitis, the inflammation of gums. It is the initial stage of gum disease that occurs due to poor oral hygiene. It could be caused by:
- Hormonal Changes
- Sleep Apnea
When you do not floss or brush properly, the buildup irritates the surrounding tissue, which in turn causes the gums to become inflamed and then bleed. Later, the gums move further away from the teeth, creating deeper pockets. If untreated, the gums and the bone weaken to the point that they can no longer support the teeth, and loosened teeth fall out.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
The apparent indications that you could suffer from gum disease include:
The more advanced pockets cause teeth to shift around and ultimately fall out.
Inflammation irritates the gum tissue, which makes them more sensitive.
The bacteria on the plaque and tartar create foul smells.
The infection produces an unpleasant taste inside the mouth.
The plaque and tartar irritate the surrounding gums. Brushing and flossing can further irritate the sensitive area, causing bleeding.
When deeper pockets develop, gums get separated from the teeth.
The LANAP Procedure
The traditional gum procedure is now a time-worn practice. Our periodontist at Amaya Dental in PembrokePines, FL, 33024 uses lasers to pinpoint and eliminate diseased tissue with LANAP.
Our healthcare professional in PembrokePines, FL, 33024 will:
- First, examine your gums to determine the degree of treatment required.
- Make use of a laser to get rid of the infection-causing bacteria.
- Utilize ultrasonic scalers to remove tartar.
- Uses the laser to reconnect gum tissue to the tooth roots.
- Reduce the amount of tooth service to help stop the formation of tartar.
The procedure will take approximately one hour, based on the severity of gum disease. After that, you can proceed with your daily routine without any discomfort. The recovery time is about 24 hours, far faster than the 2 to 4 weeks traditional gum surgery can take.
You can visit our periodontist at Amaya Dental, Miami, FL, 33126 to return to your regular life with no interruption to your everyday routine.
Please reach out to Amaya Dental in Miami, FL, 33126 to have a consultation with our Dentist in Miami FL or Amaya Dental in PembrokePines, FL, 33024, to have a consultation with our Dentist in Pembroke Pines FL. Please call us at (305) 264-2711 / (954) 963-3383 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.