Laser Therapy Archives - Preserve Your Teeth

A woman has a healthy smile after her LANAP procedure because she stuck to a strict diet and avoiding certain foods.

Post LANAP® diet recipes for first three days and days after

I’m a doctor myself and I treat patients with a procedure called LANAP®- which stands for laser assisted new attachment procedure. There has been quite a debate about diet restrictions after the surgery and it has bee

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A healthy smile being inspected after recovery from laser treatment

“No Cutting” – Laser Treatment to Preserve More of Your Teeth

Even though the vast majority of adults in America have cavities, most dentists don’t use laser treatment to fight or prevent them.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 10 (91%) ad

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An illustration of lasers which are used to clean teeth.

Lasers in Tooth Decay Prevention

While lasers are accepted as the gold standard for restorative and preventive dental work, it has taken decades to fine-tune the technology.  Though lasers have been studied in-depth since the 1980s and were implemented

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A patient is smiling after receiving an examination of her gums. Regular examinations prevent gum disease later on.

How can I NOT get Gum Disease?

1. Look for signs: Early Diagnosis is key The earliest stages of gum disease are difficult to diagnose. The signs may begin as early as the teen years and in young adults as early as in their twenties. Signs of gum dise

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A dental examination reveals healthy gums resulting from laser treatment.

Laser Pocket Disinfection – LPD – Dental Cleaning of the Future is Here

Healthy mouth, healthy body. The mouth is the entry point to the body. Far from being a sterile place, the mouth is also one of the dirtiest parts of the body. It contains over 800 species of bacteria, fungus, and viruse

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A woman with mint leaves on her tongue: fresh breath after getting rid of chronic bad breath.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)? We Have a Solution!

Halitosis, commonly known as chronic bad breath, affects millions of Americans.  It's a prevalent but quite embarrassing condition--and despite the various claims of mouthwashes, chewing gums, and sprays, it has no perm

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A view from inside the mouth. A dentist is checking the gums before the LANAP procedure and using stem cells for healing.

Stem Cells in Gum Regeneration and LANAP

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP was invented in 1994. This procedure is the minimally invasive laser surgical approach for the treatment of advanced gum disease. It was thought to be just as effectiv

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Dentist examining a patients teeth for periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease and Laser Sulcular Debridement

While we might not be aware of it, most adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease. Gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis often begin to show up in adults in their 30's and 40's. Without r

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The stages of periodontitis, which dentist are trying to cure.

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 4

Why haven’t we been able to achieve the same results in human clinical studies, since the same materials are available for use in humans? One key difference between humans and beagle dogs is the amount and shape of the

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Gingivitis and Periodontitis

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 3

Some surgical procedures used in periodontics are aimed at regeneration of lost tissue and bone. Regeneration has been successfully done in other disciplines besides dentistry. Examples include injecting chondrocytes in

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A diagram of the LANAP procedure.

What Is LANAP?

We recommend laser gum surgery over traditional methods. The Nd: YAG laser is an improvement over classic osseous surgery. In fact, the Nd: YAG laser is used in the LANAP ® protocol, a breakthrough alternative treatment

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A dentist is show a patient an x-ray and talking about the Nd: YAG.

How Can the Nd: YAG Laser Help Patients With Bone Loss?

The neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) laser produces a short pulse, high-intensity light in a targeted area and rapidly heats the tissue. The laser light then penetrates through biological tissue, reach t

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