Is LANAP covered by dental insurance?
Lasers and insurance As we mentioned earlier: Laser dentistry is covered by insurance. That’s because dental insurance works by covering specific dental procedures regardless of how the treatment is done! In other words, it’s by procedure, not technique.
Does LANAP really work?
Effectiveness of LANAP Studies on LANAP procedure show positive results, such as less tooth loss after laser surgery, as compared to traditional surgery. It also has been shown to increase new tissue attachments between gum and bone after treatment, and aid in gum regeneration for periodontal patients.
Is LANAP surgery painful?
It’s painful. Despite anesthetic, the use of a scalpel to remove tissue means recovery will be painful. Your periodontist may prescribe medications to help you manage the pain, but even then, there is still a level of discomfort.
Does LANAP cure gum disease?
The LANAP protocol is the only laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared for True Regeneration based on scientific evidence. Simply put, the LANAP protocol can re-grow the tissues and bone lost to gum disease, and has the science and research to prove it.
Do gums grow back after LANAP?
LANAP surgery stands for Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure. It treats periodontitis by actually regenerating tissue. Yes, you heard right. The gums will actually grow back with this procedure.
How many LANAP treatments do you need?
How many treatments will I need with the LANAP protocol? The LANAP® Procedure doesn’t take much time at all — just two two-hour sessions versus eight to ten one-hour sessions with conventional surgery.
Will LANAP save my teeth?
Saves loose teeth: With LANAP, patients can save their natural teeth, especially if they have loosened due to periodontal disease and cannot be saved through conventional treatments.
What can you not do after LANAP surgery?
Anything that can be put in a blender is safe to eat after receiving LANAP treatment. Stay away from gum, cookies, chops, nuts, seeds or anything hard or crunchy (raw vegetables or salad). Avoid spicy or very hot (temperature) foods. Meat that shreds can lodge under the gum or between teeth.
How long does it take for gums to heal after LANAP?
Following traditional scalpel and suture surgery, recovery can take two to four weeks, during which patients can experience considerable pain and swelling. Healthy gums with minimal recession — When your gums are cut, the tissue shrinks and can show more of your tooth root.
Will Lanap save my teeth?
Do lasered gums grow back?
Laser gum reshaping is a permanent dental procedure. Any excess gum tissue that is removed to reposition the gum line and reveal more of the teeth will not grow back.
How long after LANAP can I brush my teeth?
DO NOT BRUSH OR FLOSS in the treated area for 14 days after the procedure. Wait until the day following surgery to brush non-treated teeth. It is important to keep your mouth as clean as possible in order to help the healing process.