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LANAP FAQs in Longview, TX

If you have been told that you require gum surgery to prevent further issues caused by gum disease, you may want to consider the LANAP® protocol. LANAP® laser gum surgery is a periodontal disease treatment in Longview, TX that enables Dr. Alejandro Kovacs and Dr. Tom M. Smith to remove debris from under your gums and target infected tissue without using traditional surgical tools.

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#1: What makes the LANAP® protocol different from other gum surgery procedures?

The LANAP® protocol uses laser technology, which enables us to effectively clean the periodontal pockets between the gums and teeth and remove infected tissue without requiring incisions or sutures. This minimally invasive type of gum surgery speeds up the healing process for patients, and only causes minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

#2: Is LANAP® laser treatment safe?

LANAP® laser treatment is considered very safe. Not only has it been rigorously tested for more than 10 years, but it is regularly used by Dr. Kovacs.

#3: Does LANAP® treatment take about as much time as other gum surgery methods?

Actually, LANAP® treatment is faster than other gum surgery methods because we do not need to cut the gums in order to reach the areas of infection.

#4: What are the main advantages of choosing the LANAP® protocol?

Some of the reported benefits to the LANAP® protocol include:

  • Faster healing of the gums
  • Reduced downtime after the procedure
  • Reduced chance of losing teeth to gum disease
  • Promotion of bone regeneration

#5: Is LANAP® laser treatment the right choice for my needs?

Only a consultation with Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Tom M. Smith can help you determine if LANAP® treatment is the best choice for you. Please contact us today to learn more about periodontal disease treatment in Longview, TX and to set up your consultation for the LANAP® laser protocol.

 As a new patient to our practice, we like to start by getting to know you better.

This begins with a thorough exam that introduces the patients to what a healthy mouth consists of. You should expect an experience unlike most other dental visits; informative and health-centered. Whether you require dental implants, LANAP® Laser Treatment, or any other procedure that we offer, we look forward to providing you with the exceptional oral care that you are looking for. If you have questions, please contact us. You can also send an appointment request through our convenient online form.

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