Our Madison Periodontal Dental Clinic offers LANAP Laser Treatment
LANAP is a minimally-invasive patient-friendly periodontal surgery. This procedure is the only treatment for periodontitis that is clinically proven to regenerate bone and soft tissue. LANAP laser treatment is much less invasive than other periodontal procedures. Many of our patients have mentioned that they felt the treatment was gentle and provided them with positively impactful results.
LANAP protocol has been approved by the FDA for regeneration of soft tissue, ligaments, and bones within the mouth.
What is the process for LANAP treatment?
- Probe is placed inside mouth to determine depth of pockets within mouth
- Laser removes diseased tissue and germs
- Tarter is removed using ultrasonic scaler
- Laser modifies bone structures
- Pockets are cleaned, gums and tissues have been stimulated to create new growth, laser seals in pocket area
Gums begin to heal
- Bones and tissues heal and regenerate
What to expect with LANAP Treatment
LANAP laser surgery is staged into 2 visits. Your first visit will treat one half of your mouth, the second visit will treat the second half of your mouth. Each visit will be approximately 2 hours and each are completed within a week of each other.
After surgery you should be able to resume your regular activities and return to work. You may experience soreness, throbbing, and mild aching for the first few days after your surgery. You will need to adhere to a liquid or mushy diet. It is important that you do not floss or brush for the first 7 days after surgery.
While there are home remedies and over the counter ointments for cold sores, the best they can do is reduce pain and redness. The most effective treatment for cold sores is administered with dental lasers. Dental Health Associates of Madison offers this quick, pain-free treatment for cold sores and canker sores.
Cold sores are a common nuisance most of us have had to deal with at one time or another. Usually appearing around the lips, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin, cold sores can cause physical discomfort and self-consciousness. Although cold sores only last about 2 weeks, they are highly contagious.
Our dental professionals administer fast-acting laser treatments to safely eliminate cold sores and canker sores at any stage.
Madison Dental Clinic Heals Cold and Canker Sores Quickly with LANAP
How does laser treatment get rid of cold sores and canker sores?
We use a soft tissue dental laser to heat the lesion, which eliminates the virus inside. Whether the sore is external (cold sore) or internal (canker sore), the most you’ll feel during the treatment is a little warmth. With the virus eradicated, the healing process is greatly accelerated.
Laser treatment numbs the nerve cells around the cold sore, so you’ll feel instant relief. The treatment also stimulates your body to form collagen, which promotes faster healing.
Early treatment prevents newly discovered cold sores from progressing. Even if your cold sore is advanced, laser treatment will alleviate most of the pain and speed up the healing process.
How long does the treatment take?
Laser treatment at Dental Health Associates only takes about 15 minutes. One treatment is all you need. Within 24 hours, your cold sore will dry up and you won’t feel any discomfort. After a week, the cold sore is usually completely gone.
Early Treatment Most Effective
If you are prone to cold sores and recognize the tingling sensation that precedes an outbreak, laser treatment can usually stop an outbreak in its tracks by eliminating the virus before it can spread. Because treatment time is so quick, we can usually work you into our schedule on short notice.
Is Laser Treatment for Cold Sores Covered by Insurance?
Not all insurance providers will cover laser treatment for cold sores, so you’ll need to check with yours before scheduling an appointment. If it’s not covered by your provider, you’ll find the treatment is priced reasonably enough to pay for it without help from your insurance.
Request a Consultation for Laser Treatment
If you have a cold sore, or feel one starting, call Dental Health Associates to schedule an appointment. Laser treatment is highly effective at stopping a cold sore in its tracks if done in the early stages, so the sooner you get treatment, the better. Once we confirm what you have is indeed a cold sore, we can treat it at the same appointment.
We recommend you check with your insurance provider ahead of time to verify if your policy covers laser treatment for cold sores. If not, we can provide pricing information over the phone when you call.
Frequently Asked Questions about LANAP Protocol
Where can I find more information about LANAP treatment?
You can visit the LANAP website at www.LANAP.com
Do I have to use LANAP to treat my gum disease?
It is up to each person to determine if the LANAP treatment will be benefit them. LANAP treatment offers a wide range of benefits in a minimally invasive way. Treating gum disease is important not only to ensure you retain your current tooth structure. It can also decrease your risk of suffering from other health problems.
What type of a person is a candidate for LANAP laser surgery?
Patients that have moderate to severe gum disease or want to have a minimally invasive treatment.
What are some of the primary benefits of LANAP?
There are many benefits of the LANAP treatment in comparison to conventional surgery such as less pain, sensitivity, swelling, and bleeding. You will also experience less downtime, a decrease in infections, and faster healing and regeneration of the tissues.
How much does LANAP laser surgery cost?
Every patient has different needs and the individual cost will vary. We will work with you to create a financial plan that will meet your needs.
Not all Periodontists are able to offer the LANAP treatment protocol as it requires intensive training by the Advanced Laser Dentistry.
Contact Contact Our Periodontal Specialists in Madison, Wisconsin online, or call 608-203-7023.
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