Treating Gum Disease With The LANAP System

According to the Centers for Disease Control, gum disease is incredibly widespread, with half of people in the United States over the age of 30 experiencing some form of the disease. To manage the issue and help you maintain a healthy smile, we can use advanced technology, such as the LANAP system.

Try Our Quiz on LANAP

  1. True or False: Gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
  2. True or False: Sore, bleeding gums could be a warning sign.
  3. True or False: LANAP can remove infected tissue.
  4. True or False: Patients experience a faster healing time with dental lasers.

Answer Key

  1. True. When gum disease forms, the issue will continue to grow more severe unless properly managed. Eventually, periodontitis can form, which causes the connective tissues between the teeth and gums to break down, leading to loose or lost teeth.
  2. True. The initial inflammation can be caused by everything from poor oral hygiene to smoking and family history. Once you notice your gums appear more red than usual or feel sore, or if they bleed when you brush and floss, give us a call. In the inflammation stage, also known as gingivitis, we can reverse the issue completely. However, once gum disease forms we can only manage the issue.
  3. True. LANAP uses a soft tissue dental laser to remove infected gum tissue. We can then better manage your disease and protect your smile from periodontitis.
  4. True. In addition to a faster healing time, the lasers require little to anesthesia when in use, they cauterize the area so there is no bleeding and a reduced risk of infection as well. Patients also find the lases to be quieter and more comfortable than treatment with a scalpel.

Do You Have Questions About Our LANAP Procedure?

We can treat gum disease and gingivitis. At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have advanced technology to help protect your smile. We proudly offer our services to individuals from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about us, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.