LANAP

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC -  - Family & General Dentist

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC

Family & General Dentists located in Gates-Chili, Rochester, NY

If you have gum disease, as nearly 50% of adults age 30 and older in the United States do, the caring team of family and general dentists at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, in Rochester, New York, have a solution. They offer noninvasive LANAP® laser treatments to eliminate gum disease without any incisions. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, to find out if LANAP treatment is right for you.

LANAP Q & A

What is LANAP?

While gum disease is common, it can cause a receding gum line and even tooth loss if it’s left untreated. LANAP is a revolutionary laser treatment for gum disease. It can help save your teeth using laser light to gently remove diseased tissue and bacteria from gum pockets. The procedure helps your gums heal naturally, so they can better support your teeth.

What are the benefits of LANAP?

Some of the numerous benefits associated with LANAP over traditional gum disease treatment include:

  • No cutting
  • No stitches
  • Minimal bleeding 
  • Easy recovery
  • Less tissue trauma
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Gum tissue preservation
  • Reduced root sensitivity and exposure
  • Cost-effectiveness

You might experience less anxiety with LANAP treatment, knowing you don’t have to endure any incisions during the procedure.

Is treatment with LANAP right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for LANAP laser treatment, the team at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, reviews your oral health history and examines your teeth and gums. They also take dental X-rays to let you know if laser gum treatment is a good option.

If you have healthy gums, you don’t require LANAP. For mild gum disease, your dentist might recommend simply changing your at-home oral hygiene habits, taking antibiotics, or undergoing routine, in-office professional teeth cleaning.

What happens during LANAP treatment?

When you arrive at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, for LANAP treatment, you’re greeted by friendly staff and relax in a comfortable dental chair. Your dentist numbs the treatment area to help you avoid any discomfort. 

They use laser light to remove bacteria and diseased tissue and specialized hand instruments plus an ultrasonic scaler to remove root surface accumulation. Your provider utilizes a laser to finish cleaning the gum pocket and seal it closed so that no new germs can enter. 

What should I expect after the procedure?

After LANAP laser treatment, your gums heal over time to better stabilize teeth and prevent complications. There’s very little downtime associated with the procedure, but make sure to follow your dentist’s post-care instructions. If you experience temporary soreness, take over-the-counter pain relievers.

To prevent gum disease from returning, make sure to brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and floss every day. See the team at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, every four to six months for routine dental cleanings and evaluation. 

If you experience red, swollen gums, and suspect it’s because of gum disease, schedule an appointment with Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, by phone or book online today.