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The LANAP® Procedure in Hixson, TN


(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)



Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

For those with severe periodontitis, dental surgery may be the only viable solution to restore the health of your gums and save your teeth. There is, however, a treatment for gum disease in Cleveland, TN which does not require the use of a scalpel or sutures. Dr. Charles McBrayer offers laser gum surgery, a minimally invasive procedure scheduled in two convenient sessions.

A Visit for Laser Gum Surgery

Dr. McBrayer will administer a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). He will then assess the depth of your periodontal pockets and measure your loss of attachment using a dental probe.
The fine tip of the laser is slipped between your teeth and gums to access the bacteria that caused your periodontal disease. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is able to target bacteria and infected tissue without harming your healthy tissue. This results in less inflammation of the gums, after just one session of laser gum surgery.

Dr. McBrayer will remove the calculus deposits from your tooth surface, below the gum line, using ultrasonic scalers. He then uses the laser to stimulate the area at the tooth root which creates a clotting effect, sealing the area around the tooth. This simple step in your laser gum surgery has been shown to incite the regeneration of bone and save even hopeless teeth.

The final step in this treatment for gum disease in Cleveland, TN is for Dr. McBrayer to compress the gum tissue to your tooth, encouraging reattachment. He will then check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

After Laser Gum Surgery

After laser gum surgery, most of our patients return to work the day following the surgery and rarely require prescription medication. However, there may be some initial swelling or bleeding and a soft food diet is recommended for the first few days.

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