Laser -assisted periodontitis treatment may sound expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The average cost of LANAP treatment in the US is between $2,000-$8,000 depending on how many areas you need the treatment on.
Will insurance companies cover the LANAP protocol? Like with any disease condition, insurance companies usually have coverage for treatment. Periodontal disease treatment is covered by most insurance carriers, but varies by carrier and clinician. Speak with your doctor about your coverage plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gum disease can occur even if you have dental implants. This is known as periimplantitis. Scaling and root planing has a price range of $275-$450. The average laser gum treatment cost can be between $350 and $650 for individual implants.
So, if you have loose teeth , have noticed that your teeth and/or bite is shifting, or have been told that you have periodontal disease, PerioLase LANAP therapy can help you save your teeth .
LANAP may be an effective option for the regeneration of bone tissue that has been damaged due to bacteria, disease, and other issues.
Lasers can be used to treat periodontal disease . Current controlled studies have shown that similar results have been found with the laser compared to specific other treatment options, including scaling and root planing alone.
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 .
Does LANAP hurt ? Although the procedure is quite painless, we anesthetize the area for patient comfort. We can also sedate you if you are very anxious about any form of dental treatment. Post procedure discomfort is typically very minimal and of short duration.
You may also resume normal teeth brushing at this time, but it is still advised to be proceed carefully and gently. The amount of time it takes to heal after laser gum surgery depends on the severity of the disease. Generally, healing in the surface area takes 2 to 4 weeks to completely heal .
Avoid hot temperature food and drinks the day of the surgery ( coffee , tea, soup). Soft foods (fish, pasta, etc.) are advised for the first few days. Avoid crunchy, salty, spicy foods for 1 week.
Yes. Non-surgical laser gum treatments are usually covered by dental insurance . The laser dentist can send in a preauthorization to your dental insurance to make sure it is covered . This process usually takes just about two weeks for pre-authorization.