The LANAP protocol is a surgical therapy designed for the treatment of periodontal disease through regeneration rather than resection (cutting tissue away). This therapy was developed in 1991 by Dr. Robert Gregg and Dr. Delwin McCarthy to achieve consistently effective and predictable outcomes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the LANAP protocol for the treatment of periodontitis, or gum disease, in 2004.
No cut, no sew, no fear! The mantra of LANAP. We do not use the scalpel, we do not need to suture the gums back together, and patients say it is like night and day, compared with the old traditional way of periodontal surgery.
This laser treatment is simple, painless and the recovery is less than two weeks.
Dr. Donna Williams is the only private dentist in Harlem who provides the LANAP treatment.
“We’re really trying to bring state-of-the-art technology to our communities because so often for so long we’ve been the last to get,” Williams says.
Watch Dr. Williams discuss the LANAP treatment for gum disease on NY1:
Don’t ignore gum disease – it can lead to other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, lung infection, strokes, coronary artery disease, and premature, low birth weight babies.
If you or a loved one, has bleeding gums, bad odor in their mouth (bad breath), red or inflamed gums, or know you have a history of periodontal disease; find a dentist who performs the LANAP surgery, you can save your teeth. Your teeth should last you for a lifetime!
Call us today at 212-864-7224 to make an appointment and get the information you need to treat gum disease.