LANAP/Laser Surgery Animation
There are more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people living on earth. The video below
illustrates on a microscopic level why good oral care can affect not only your mouth, but your overall health.
Excellent video explaining the LANAP protocol and the benefits of laser periodontal surgery.
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Recent Q&A's :
I was just told by an oral surgeon that because the pocket is so deep (8mm), the implant may not take and I would need a sinus lift. Would I be a candidate for the LANAP to add bone and then get the implant?
It is possible to save teeth that have deep pockets using advanced laser methods. It is also useful if the Laser Periodontist has different wave Continue..
A 42 year-old female patient, after initial periodontal therapy, still has mobility of teeth. How will you decide whether to go for occlusal equilibration or splinting?
Are you a Periodontist? I would incorporate a definitive periodontal treatment plan in addition to stabilization and or splinting depending on Continue..
I had gum surgery 3 months ago. The doctor removed skin from the roof of my mouth and grafted it onto the front bottom. This is the second time I've had it done. I already had a frenectomy, but what is left was pulling the gums away from the teeth. My question is, my teeth in that area have felt sore and achy ever since and I am wondering if this could be a result of the gum surgery. I went to see him and he said that my teeth are just sensitive. I use Prevident every night. I am wondering if he caused a new problem. What would you suggest?
I would suggest you go back to your Periodontist for a follow up. He should be able to answer any questions you have regarding the healing from t Continue..
I had LANAP surgery performed six days ago. Is it common to experience tenderness and slight swelling of the mandible? I know that #'s 18 and 19 are severely compromised due to bone loss. Unfortunately, the LANAP surgery performed on the UR resulted in necrotic tissue formation on #'s 4, 5, and 6. Thank you for your time.
It is unusual to have tenderness and swelling 6 days post op LANAP. I am not certain why you had “necrotic” tissue on 4, 5, 6? Are you certain it Continue..
I have what I think is pretty severe periodontal disease but have not lost any teeth yet. I would like to get pregnant sometime in the near future and would like to get my mouth under control first. How long do you think a person should wait after having LANAP to try getting pregnant? Also, how do I go about finding a qualified professional to do this procedure? (I live in Minnesota so unfortunately, travel to New York/New Jersey is not an option for me.)
You can have LANAP before you get pregnant pending an examination and review of your x-rays to verify that you are a candidate. LANAP would be of Continue..
OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS I have had my lower gum on the right side fill up with blood and fill my mouth with blood, and then it would be fine for a while. I have seen oral surgeons and they have tried to say it was small blood vessels in my gums. They cut away pieces of my gums in order to remove the problem. I need help! Do you have an answer?
Your situation is quite unusual, and I’m afraid that I couldn’t give you a helpful or responsible answer without conducting a clinical exam. Continue..
Recent X-rays identified bone loss for 2 teeth in lower jaw (I am 78). Now I have a slight pain in my jaw on the right side. Could this be periodontitis?
Periodontitis can present with one or many of the following symptoms: 1- pain 2- bleeding 3- drifting of teeth 4- mobility of the teeth 5- b Continue..
I had a tooth extracted a month ago with a plan to place immediate implants on 6, 8, and 9, but I decided not to risk failure, so bone graft preservation was done instead. Now I don’t know if an implant can be placed in 6 months, which made me think the risk of immediate implant may have been a better choice.
Implants can be placed either as an "immediate" placement at the time of extraction or after the tooth is removed, bone is grafted, and some ap Continue..
I am a 46 year old woman. At age 12, a permanent tooth was extracted, leaving a hole in my lower right side. Braces to spread the roots to make room for an implant were recommended. My question: if I don’t get an implant, what will happen to my teeth and gums in that area as I age? Thank you for your time.
If you have a space that is created for an implant, the "downside" of leaving it alone is the possibility of teeth moving into the space, furth Continue..
Hi -- I have deep pockets around one tooth due to it coming in rotated -- it's always been that way. I recently saw a periodontist who recommended, after only a visual exam and x-rays, that it needs to be extracted. The tooth isn't dead or causing me trouble. I'm trying to delay/avoid extraction and wonder if gum grafts or other gum surgery can, in general, slow bone loss. Thanks!
To answer this question responsibly, I would need to conduct a comprehensive examination, and review a quality set of digital x-rays. But speakin Continue..
Dr. Linden...I have composite bonding on my top and bottom front teeth. I see my dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings and now he says I may need extensive periodontal work done. He says because of the space between my teeth and gums bacteria has formed in my tooth pockets. He says that when he does scaling and root smoothing I will need porcelain veneers, which are smoother with less spacing between tooth and gum. My dentist is known for trying to ring up the bill. I can’t afford one thousand dollars per veneer. Does what he says sound plausible? Thanks for your time.
Your dentist may be right, but without examining you myself it’s impossible for me to say. It does sound though, like you should consult with a p Continue..
I had a tooth extracted about 3 weeks ago now (back left molar), and at extraction site I now found a soft red lump. I don’t have really any pain at the site though. Should I be worried, and should I see my dentist? Or can you recommend any home suggestions?
Please see your doctor as soon as possible. It’s not possible to diagnose this without an examination. Continue..
Hello, I have had braces for almost a year and am getting them removed in the following weeks. I would like to know how long I have to wait after I get my braces removed to have laser gum surgery to aesthetically improve my smile. Thank you
A few weeks after the braces are removed, have your Laser Periodontist do an evaluation to determine the timing and type of procedure needed for Continue..
If I had a deep cleaning on the 2 right quadrants of my teeth, is it possible to have no pain afterwards or did they not do a thorough job? They numbed me good but after the numbness was gone I didn't have any pain or discomfort. I feel like the girl who said it was only her 2nd time, failed to do the job as it should have been and it is expensive. Please reply. Thanks, Cherri
Most of my patient’s express the same thing after laser and even conventional surgery. Don’t worry, an absence of pain doesn’t mean the procedure Continue..
I had a small gum graft over a year ago. Could the operation have caused the loss of smell I experienced some time afterwards? My sense of taste has not returned to full capacity after the use of chlorhexidine 12% for about four months. I can smell some unpleasant smells like fish and some altered smells but not food smells. I would really appreciate some light on this matter.
The altered taste is most likely from the long term use of chlorhexidine. The senses of taste and smell are interrelated. If you read the product Continue..
Just did LANAP 2 days ago. My gum looks like it has food particles/calculus on it, is that part of the healing process?
Impossible to tell you what you are seeing. I suggest you call your Periodontist who performed the LANAP procedure and have them take a look at y Continue..
I am 55 years old and had my Frenulectomy a few days ago. My dentist said my gum will be swollen for a few days. It was hurting bad so I went back to him two days after the surgery. To my dismay, he told me that it will take at least two weeks for the wound to heal. My face looks bad with a swollen jaw, like I have mumps. He did not prescribe any medicine to heal the wound faster. Can you recommend a medicine to take or put on my wounded gum to heal it faster? Appreciate your kind help. It really hurts.
Did you have an experienced periodontist perform this procedure? Did they use a laser? Did you ask your periodontist whether you needed any antib Continue..