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Can a soft tissue laser be used to vaporize the top gum tissue?

Q: Can a soft tissue laser be used to vaporize the top gum tissue, in order to reduce sulcus depths, as part of periodontal treatment? A: There are a number of dental lasers with specific wavelengths that affect the gums

Posted in LANAP, Related Procedures

How effective is laser dentistry and is it safe?

Q: How effective is laser dentistry and is it safe? A: Yes. It is both effective and safe. Lasers come in different wavelengths. Choosing the appropriate laser for your situation is critical. We still use local anesthesia in Laser Periodontics

Posted in LANAP, LAPIP

Should I do LANAP to save my patient’s teeth?

Q: I’m trying to debate on whether I should do LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)  to save my patient’s teeth, or just extract them and do GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) for an implant-supported fixed partial denture.  My patient is

Posted in LANAP

Does LANAP require a course of antibiotics?

Q: Does LANAP require a course of antibiotics? A: We use antibiotics for 7-14 days depending on the patient and sequence of treatment per protocol.

Posted in LANAP, Medicines

Do only people who don’t brush and floss get the symptoms of gum disease?

Q: Do only people who don’t brush and floss get the symptoms of gum disease? A: Gum disease can be present in many different clinical situations. There are genetic factors in addition to local factors such as the bite and

Posted in Gum Disease, LANAP
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