Traditional gum disease treatment is a serious surgical procedure that often involves removing the implant, rebuilding the bone, and using a scalpel to cut away gum tissue before finally placing another dental implant.
The result? Loss of healthy tissue and your gums are typically swollen and sore following the procedure.
Created by the inventors of the LANAP® protocol, the Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure, (LAPIP) uses the latest laser technology to remove only diseased gum tissue. It specifically targets the bacteria that are causing your gum disease and leaves healthy tissue intact.
The LAPIP® Procedure
In our Portland office, our LAPIP® treatment uses a Millennium Dental Technologies’ PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser and is effective at saving healthy tissue and treating peri-implantitis.
If you’ve heard horror stories about painful gum surgery, you’ll be amazed at your level of comfort through the entire LAPIP® procedure. Many patients choose to take a few Advil, but you’ll most likely feel back to normal within a day or so!