At Arizona Smile Designers, we always strive to provide advanced dental technology for the benefit of our patients. We want to make our treatments both as effective and as convenient as possible so that our patients can achieve the best results when it comes to their oral health. As your trusted cosmetic dentists in Cottonwood and Sedona, AZ, one of these helpful technological advances that we offer in our office is LANAP.

What Is LANAP?

LANAP (which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an FDA-cleared dental laser treatment that allows for the targeted removal of diseased gum tissue. LANAP is a minimally-invasive surgery that doesn’t require a scalpel or sutures like traditional gum surgery. The laser used in this procedure actually operates at a wavelength that can tell whether the gum tissue is diseased or healthy. This allows the treatment to remove the diseased tissue without removing or even harming any healthy gum tissue – a clear contrast to traditional gum surgery.

The Benefits of LANAP

As opposed to traditional gum surgery, LANAP offers many different benefits, which include the following:

  • LANAP is less painful than traditional gum surgery.
  • Patients undergoing LANAP will require less healing time than traditional gum surgery.
  • The laser is also very safe and won’t harm healthy gum tissue.
  • Because LANAP is selective in the tissue that it removes, there’s very little, if any, recession of the gum line.
  • LANAP is very predictable when it comes to bone regeneration and reattachment of the tissue, meaning that it leads to great long-term results.

Contact Your Local Cosmetic Dentists Today!

If you have any further questions about our LANAP treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We at Arizona Smile Designers are glad to help you in any way that we can. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, feel free to give us a call at (928) 634-8610. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve a healthier smile!