Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

LANAP®-Laser Therapy for Periodontal Disease

If you are looking for an effective and efficient treatment for gum disease, set up a consultation with Dr. Gregory Kivett to learn about an  innovative gum surgery alternative. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an FDA cleared laser treatment for periodontal disease, and is backed by countless studies and scientific research. Dr. Kivett is among the select group of dental professionals trained to perform LANAP® and encourages patients to undergo this gum surgery alternative for long lasting results. This is currently one of the most advanced gum disease treatments available and offers many benefits for patients who are in the moderate to advanced stages of gum disease.

Benefits of LANAP® Gum Surgery Alternative 

LANAP® offers several advantages over traditional gum surgery because we use a targeted laser, not a scalpel, to get rid of the infection in the gums. Since there is no cutting of the tissues involved, this is a minimally invasive procedure and is therefore a more comfortable experience for the patient. Key benefits of LANAP® include: 

Less Pain and Discomfort

Dr. Kivett is able to remove the diseased gum tissue and get rid of the bacteria without cutting in to the gums. Patients experience far less discomfort and pain with this gum surgery alternative and enjoy a fast recovery time.

Rapid Recovery 

The faster healing process with laser gum surgery ensures patients can return to regular activities within hours of treatment! The PerioLase® MVP-7™ gets rid of bacteria and reduces inflammation without damaging the surrounding tissue. 

No Gum Recession Issues 

Traditional surgery involves cutting in to the gum tissue with a scalpel, which can cause gum recession in some patients. The 2-4 mm to 10-15 mm of gum recession many patients experience with a traditional surgery procedure is nonexistent with LANAP®. 

Reduced Bleeding and Inflammation

The PerioLase® MVP-7™ can effectively remove about 90 percent of the inflammation in the mouth after a single treatment. In addition, Dr. Kivett is better able to control bleeding with LANAP®. 

Saves Your Teeth 

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons we use a laser for gum disease treatment is because we can save and keep your natural teeth. 

Would you like to learn more about laser gum surgery in Joplin, MO? Call Dr. Kivett’s office today for your consultation!