Dr. Garibov is a certified LANAP® and LAPIP® regenerative specialist trained by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He offers patients the LANAP® and LAPIP® gum disease treatment procedure.
What Is LANAP®/LAPIP®?
It is the least-invasive, FDA-approved, groundbreaking technology for improving support around teeth and disinfecting the mouth. LANAP stands for “laser-assisted new attachment procedure.” LAPIP stands for “laser-assisted peri-implantitis protocol.” In both cases, a soft tissue laser is used to remove harmful tissue, kill bacteria, and gently regenerate healthy gum and bone.
LANAP/LAPIP Gum Therapy Benefits
- Minimally invasive gum treatment
- No sutures (stitches)
- No blades or cutting
- Minimal or no bleeding
- Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
- Less pain
- Minimal to no downtime after procedure
- Less sensitivity
- Less swelling
Laser Gum Treatment — Are You a Candidate?
Many patients can benefit from laser gum treatment. Dr. Garibov recommends LANAP®, which is a non-invasive treatment for many gum conditions:
- Periodontal disease
- Periodontal pocketing
- Gum disease around implants
LANAP® is designed to work without harming your healthy gum tissue. Dr. Garibov will place the laser tip in the pockets around your teeth, allowing it to vaporize the bacteria and diseased tissue. Your gums will be healthier immediately after the surgery.
What Makes LANAP®/LAPIP® Better Than Traditional Periodontal Treatment?
- It is gentle
- It targets only infected areas
- It speeds up healing
- It reduces or even eliminates pain, bleeding, swelling, and gum loss
- It may circumvent need for aggressive surgical procedures
LANAP® Laser Technology
The PerioLase MVP-7 laser is the only FDA approved laser for gum therapy. The PerioLase operates with a pulsing laser that is absorbed by infected and inflamed tissue. The diseased tissue and bacteria, which have a darker pigment than healthy tissue, are ”zapped” away by the laser, leaving behind only healthy gum tissue. LANAP® then helps connective tissue and bone form between the gums and teeth.
This evidence-based protocol provides consistent, reproducible and positive bone-building results to treat periodontal disease and regenerate bone and connective tissue. The laser is also able to seal the gums, creating a physical barrier that blocks any bacteria or tissue that could recreate a gum pocket, eliminating the need for sutures.
The benefits of LANAP® include less pain, less gum recession, decreased bleeding, swelling and root sensitivity, and less downtime after treatment. An added benefit of laser surgery is the antibacterial effect that helps disinfect the periodontal pockets. Controlling periodontal disease with LANAP® makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless teeth.
Laser treatment is also beneficial for patients who have medical problems requiring medications such as aspirin, Plavix, and Coumadin. Since LANAP® causes almost no bleeding compared to traditional surgeries, patients do not have to discontinue using these drugs prior to surgery. Patients with advanced periodontal disease who take bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, can avoid extractions, thus minimizing the possibility of osteonecrosis of the jaw. LANAP® is also safe for patients with HIV, hemophilia or diabetes.
Most patients need only a short dose of Ibuprofen (Advil) for discomfort after this procedure. Some patients do not need a pain medication at all.
If you would like to learn more about LANAP® laser gum therapy, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garibov. Call our office at (360) 524-4236