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Periodontal Disease results from bacterial infection in the gums that surround teeth, which often leads to tissue, bone, and eventual premature tooth loss.

But there's good news! Periodontal Disease is both preventable and treatable.

"LANAP" (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), is a cutting-edge solution designed to halt the progression of periodontal disease with no cutting or stitching.  Not only can it stop the progression of Periodontal Disease, but it can also regenerate bone and attachment around Teeth.

"LAPIP" (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure), using the same laser, can stop the progression of Periodontal Diesease around Dental Implants and stimulate regeneration of bone.

Dr. Hescheles Your Certified LANAP / LAPIP Specialist

Dr. Hescheles has dedicated himself to providing the latest advancements in periodontal care, and one of these remarkable innovations is LANAP, short for - Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.

Dr. Hescheles was one of the first fully certified LANAP provider in South Florida bringing you a minimally invasive, highly effective alternative to traditional periodontal surgery.

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Benefits of LANAP

  • Gentle Approach: Say goodbye to cutting or stitching of gum tissue. LANAP relies on the power of laser technology to target the infection and promote healing without the need for surgical incisions.
  • Preservation of Tissue: Unlike traditional methods, LANAP doesn't necessitate bone grafting or membrane placement, ensuring that your natural tissue remains intact.
  • Swift Recovery: Experience fast healing and minimal discomfort, reducing downtime and allowing you to resume your daily activities sooner.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Enjoy the advantage of minimal to no tooth sensitivity following LANAP treatment.
  • Gum Health: LANAP is designed to minimize or prevent gum recession, preserving the aesthetics and function of your smile.
  • Medication Continuity: LANAP laser surgery is suitable for patients taking Coumadin, Xarelto, or Eliquis, as there's no need to discontinue any of these medications prior to treatment.

LANAP Treatment Steps

  • Precise Assessment: We begin by measuring the depth of the pockets to evaluate the extent of bone loss.
  • Laser Precision: The laser is used to remove bacteria and diseased tissues from within the pocket, promoting optimal healing.
  • Thorough Cleaning: Peizoelectric instruments effectively eliminate tartar deposits from tooth and root surfaces, ensuring a clean slate for your oral health.
  • Sealing the Deal: The laser finishes the job by thoroughly cleaning the pocket and sealing it closed, preventing further infection.
  • Natural Healing: Your gums will naturally heal and reattach to the clean, disinfected root surfaces.
  • Optimal Alignment: Any bite trauma is adjusted to ensure long-term comfort and health.
  • Healthy Pockets: Witness the transformation as your body initiates bone growth and tissue reattachment, leading to shallower, healthier pockets.
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Before & After Photos of LANAP Case

"Case Report of True Periodontal Regeneration"