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Harvard Periodontist lecture on Laser Gum Surgery LANAP

Dr Mineo has been a Harvard trained periodontist for over 15 Years.  Dr Mineo gives a lecture regarding laser periodontal treatment LANAP.

How much does Laser Periodontal Surgery Cost?

Here is a good video that discusses the difference of cost between Traditional Periodontal Surgery and Laser Periodontal Surgery  This video does not explain the cost savings in health that have been established in the periodontal literature see our web site and click on LANAP health advantages

LANAP Laser Periodontal Surgery Video

Here is a well done video regarding LANAP laser gum treatment that reverses gum disease.

LAPIP for Peri-implantitis failing implants Treatment

Are your implants failing?  Have you been told you have Peri-Implantitis?  As more and more implants are being placed more and more implants are failing.  Known as Peri-Implantitis is an infection around Dental Implants.  LAPIP is a laser treatment that reverses and eliminates the infection without scalpels, sutures or bone graft materials.

This is a before and after video of the periodontal charting showing 8+ mm suppurating, bleeding pockets after 5 months healing tissue is healthy and 3 mm tissue.

Video of Periodontal disease and Pocket charting

This is a video animation explaining gum disease and periodontal pocket charting.

Video of Periodontist Review of LANAP Laser Gum Treatment

Video of Periodontist Review of LANAP Laser Gum Treatment.

This Periodontist is a professor of periodontics at 2 universities.  By using lasers for periodontics he has been able to eliminate bad breath, gives patients more energy, eliminates bleeding gums, and avoids tooth loss.

New article published on LANAP in the AAP Journal. P. 96-103

New article published on LANAP in the AAP Journal. P. 96-103 

Introduction: The focus of periodontal surgical procedures has shifted over the past three decades from philosophy based
on resection (subtractive) to one of regeneration of lost tissues (additive). This shift has had particular significance in cases of advanced
periodontitis. When a patient presents with severe attachment loss, regeneration cannot take place until the etiologic factors
have been effectively managed or reversed and the disease progression arrested. Traditional surgical techniques have been successful
in facilitating access and addressing the goal of “pocket elimination.” However, such surgical methods often result in unpleasant
side effects, which can be painful and disfiguring. Clinicians have come to accept previous tissue breakdown as often irreversible.
Additionally, the theory behind conventional pocket elimination was to produce an environment that promoted ongoing disease control
by facilitating personal oral hygiene. At its best, traditional pocket surgery often falls short of achieving these goals and objectives.
Additionally, conventional resective surgical techniques do not adequately address esthetic concerns, whereas surgical techniques,
which are directed toward regeneration, have as their ideal outcome the preservation and/or restoration of lost periodontal tissues.

Case Series: This case series presents six clinical cases illustrating favorable results using laser-assisted new attachment
procedure. In all cases, mobility and other manifestations of occlusal pathology were assessed. Occlusion was carefully
addressed and managed using a combination of procedures.

Conclusions: The results of recent research on a specific free-running, pulsed neodymium-doped:yttrium–aluminum–
garnet (Nd:YAG) laser suggest that this laser provides a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Properly applying
the laser has been shown to produce less bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. The Nd:YAG laser appears to address the cause
of periodontal disease rather than the effects by specifically targeting identifiable periodontal pathogens.Regeneration of periodontal
tissues is the gold standard by which dentists measure treatment effectiveness. Evidence has emerged that the Nd:YAG laser
provides an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal while eliminating many of the negative sequelae, which have been
historically associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery. It should be noted that the information in the paper does
not refer to all Nd:YAG lasers, but to one specific type of Nd:YAG laser. There are specific differences between individual YAG
lasers, and this one is unique. Clin Adv Periodontics 2013;3:96-104.

Key Words: Nd-YAG lasers; periodontal attachment loss; periodontal pocket; periodontal regeneration.

Dental Lasers are not interchangeable.

Don't be fooled by false claims of laser treatment for gum disease 

Laser Periodontist discuses LANAP

Here is a video of a periodontist discussing the use of Lasers in Gum Disease

Dentist explains the benefit of Laser Gum Treatment

Video of a Dentist that explains the difference of Laser Gum Treatment as opposed to traditional gum treatment.


April 2014

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