What is LANAP?

Gum disease is a silent, often-painless condition that can affect your health in many ways. Luckily with the advancement of technology we are now able to offset the effects of gum disease without the need for cutting or sewing.

LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a minimally-invasive patient treatment available at Barotz Dental. Using a laser roughly 3 hairs in thickness, we are able to restore teeth to a pre-diseased state. The laser dissolves diseased tissue that causes tooth decay. Once the diseased tissue has been removed, an ultrasonic cleaner about the same size as the laser is used to remove tartar and calculus from the root of the tooth.

A visual of the LANAP process

The laser is then used again to remove additional diseased tissue. This pass sterilizes the tissue and bone and stimulates the formation of a blood clot. The blood clot will reattach the tissue to the tooth’s surface and cause lost tissue to grow back. LANAP turns a degenerative process into a regenerative process, and can save otherwise healthy teeth from needing to be removed.

If a dentist tells you that your teeth need to be pulled, make sure to ask for a second opinion. LANAP may be right for you.


About BarotzDental

Dr. Charles S. Barotz is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has dedicated his life to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Barotz is continually educating himself and his staff with the newest dental techniques and approaches, in order to provide you with advanced, state of the art, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barotz has been published and lectures internationally on numerous subjects relating to excellence in dentistry.
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