Luizzi is fully trained and licensed to perform Laser
Periodontal Therapy using LANAP (Laser Assisted New
Attachment Procedure), an FDA cleared and patented laser
procedure that greatly reduces the pain and recovery
time associated with traditional gum surgery used for
treating gum disease.
you been told that you have gum disease? Gum disease,
also known as periodontal disease, is an infection that
destroys the gums and supporting bone surrounding your
teeth. Three out of four adults 35yrs and older may be
affected, and according to the American Dental
Association, more than 60% of the adult population has
periodontal disease. Bleeding gums, tooth movement,
loose teeth, bad breath, or pain associated with
brushing, are all symptoms of periodontal disease.
is mounting evidence regarding the direct link between
periodontal disease and a variety of other, possibly
life-threatening diseases. Periodontal disease has
been linked to heart attacks, strokes, miscarriages, and
low birth weight.
new standard of care for periodontal disease is Laser
Periodontal Therapy. If you have been told that you need
gum surgery or you have periodontal disease, this new
technology replaces cutting of the gum tissue with a
scalpel and does not require stitches. This means an
easy recovery with minimal bleeding, which preserves gum
tissue, reduces root exposure and sensitivity, and is
reasonably priced as compared to traditional gum
Considerably less trauma to the area than
with cut and sew surgery.
No cutting of the gum tissue with a
scalpel and no stitches means easy recovery with minimal
Preserves gum tissue instead of cutting it
Reduces root exposure and sensitivity
Reduces the possibility of infection
A. Probe indicated excessive
B. Laser light removes bacteria
and diseased tissue
C. Ultrasonic cleaner is used
to remove root surface tartar
D. Laser finishes cleaning
pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E. Healing of gums to clean
root surface occurs
F. Bite trauma is adjusted
G. Healing occurs
WHAT IS LANAP?
(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is used to
treat periodontal disease and save many teeth that were
previously considered hopeless. It uses the worldís
first digital dental laser-the PerioLase MVP-7, which
was specifically designed for treating periodontal
disease. The PerioLase Laser is used as part of Laser
Periodontal Therapy, to remove harmful bacteria and
diseased tissue from the gum pocket by passing a laser
light between gum and tooth. Patients donít hear or feel
it- except for a little warmth.
laser is an effective tool for improving overall dental
health with less pain, less bleeding, less swelling,
less tissue removal and less recovery time than
traditional gum surgery.
donít have to worry about bleeding, stitches or
post-treatment infection because your gums havenít been
cut. You will also enjoy fewer follow-up visits and less
time in the dentist chair.