Central Park Dental Clinic
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Central Park Dental Clinic
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): LANAP Laser Gum Treatment

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Are you looking for a new dental home? You probably have a lot of questions about what treatment will be like in our office and which services we offer. We listed some of our most common questions here, but if your specific question is not listed, please give us a call or email us from the handy form on our Contact page

We look forward to answering your questions and to seeing you in our office.

LANAP Laser Gum Treatment

The cost of the laser surgery is about the same as traditional surgery, but will depend on the severity and complexity of your condition. At your initial consultation, we can identify your specific situation, and give you an estimate of what your costs would be. 

Financial Information in Our Burnaby Dental Clinic

We will work with you to create a financial arrangement that is appropriate for your circumstances. Some dental insurance plans may cover part of your treatment.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, usually presents with the following signs:

  • Bleeding after brushing and flossing
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth that look elongated because of gum recession
  • Loose or shifting teeth

If you have any of these signs, your gum disease may already be advanced, and you need immediate treatment to get the condition under control.

Laser Gum Surgery in V5H 1Y8

At our Burnaby, BC dental clinic, we offer laser gum surgery using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), which provides several benefits for our patients:

  • Comfort—Laser surgery means we don’t have to cut the gums, so the procedure is more comfortable for patients during and after.
  • Faster healing times—Without cutting there is no need for stitches, so the healing process is much quicker.
  • Precision—Unlike traditional gum treatment, LANAP laser gum treatment at our Burnaby, BC dental clinic enables us to remove diseased tissue without having to cut into the gums.
  • Stimulation—The heat of the laser promotes tissue regeneration.

The procedure will take place over a couple of two-hour appointments; we’ll do one-half of your mouth at one appointment and the other half at the second appointment. Afterward, we’ll continue to monitor your progress with follow-up visits to ensure your gum disease is resolved.

Gum disease is a serious condition that affects many people. Often it presents without symptoms, and many times, people don’t realize they have gum disease. By the time symptoms start to appear, the disease might be too far gone for a deep cleaning. Because gum disease has been connected to serious conditions, including heart disease, respiratory diseases, certain cancers, and diabetes, it’s important to get treatment. Gum disease is also one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults.

LANAP Treatment in Burnaby

In the past, the only option to treat serious gum disease was through surgery. But now we are happy to offer LANAP treatment in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic. Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure uses lasers rather than a scalpel to treat advanced gum disease.

We usually perform the procedure here in our dental clinic using a local anesthesia. Dr. Roger Chan, who has received additional training to perform the LANAP procedure, will insert the lasers between the tooth and gum, clearing away infection without having to cut into the gums. He will clean the tooth roots with the laser, and once those are free of tartar and plaque, will use the laser to create a blood clot to seal the pockets around the gum.

Contact Central Park Dental Clinic

If you are suffering from advanced-stage gum disease and want to learn more about LANAP treatment to help restore your oral health, we welcome you to our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.

It’s important to treat advanced-stage gum disease. Not only do you put your oral health at risk by ignoring it—gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss among adults—but you also open yourself up to other health risks. Many studies are now connecting the health of your mouth with the rest of your body. Some studies show that gum disease can contribute to serious medical conditions, including stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers.

When gum disease is in its advanced stage, patients used to have few options. Surgical procedures that cut into the gum tissue to remove the infection were the only options. Bu today’s patients have the benefit of technology in the form of lasers.

Advantages of LANAP Laser Surgery

One of the most crucial advantages of LANAP laser surgery for our Burnaby, BC dental patients is that recovery times are much easier than traditional cut-and-sew surgery. Not only is there very little downtime after the procedure, but there is also:

  • Less bleeding
  • Less gum loss
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less sensitivity
  • Less swelling

Most patients also report faster and more comfortable healing times.

Contact our Burnaby Clinic

At Central Park Dental Clinic, we love to use modern technology to improve the patient experience, and with LANAP laser surgery, we can provide a better recovery for patients who have advanced-stage gum disease. Find out more by calling our Burnaby, BC dental clinic today.

LANAP protocol is an FDA approved, full-mouth procedure that is used to treat your teeth. 

LAPIP protocol is a treatment specific for implants to treat ailing and failing implants. 

Laser Periodontal Therapy in Burnaby

For patients who have disease limited to a certain section of the mouth or, for various reasons, could not have or does not want the entire mouth treated, we have seen clinical benefits from Laser Periodontal Therapy (LPT), which is applied to certain sections of the mouth.

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