The AAP has a new web site perio.org. Is Laser Enap statement gone? Is the charlie cob statement written in 1998 gone? http://www.perio.org/resources-products/posppr2.html Notice under the ACADEMY STATEMENTS -Use of Dental Lasers for Excisional New Attachment Procedure (ENAP). The link opens the 2002 Academy Report and not the 1998 statement? I did call and let them know of the error. Could this be a sign? A sign that the AAP has given up? Has given up the fight against the FDA clearance that says Lanap can reverse gum disease? Is this a sign AAP?
The term laser gum surgery might sound a little bit misleading. While technically it is surgery because it is a procedure that goes on in your mouth, it isn’t like traditional surgery where there is a scalpel involved. Many more dentists are opting to use lasers to perform wok in the mouth because it is less painful, there is less recovery time and it is just as easy to do and has great results as well. What is the procedure exactly and is it one you could benefit from? Laser gum surgery is where the dentist performs work on your gums to combat gum disease. Tartar builds up on the teeth and can get under the gum line. Tartar build up can cause cavities, inflammation, bleeding gums and pain and discomfort when eating. If the tartar sits there long enough, it will build up against the gums and they will become infected. This infection is known as periodontal disease, or gum disease. Laser gum surgery is when the dentist takes a laser and puts it in the gum to break up and remove the tartar buildup. The laser is very small, placed on the end of a pick that can
Gum surgery for receding gums and gum disease treatments isn’t what it used to be. New laser technologies mean less pain, less bleeding and quicker recovery.
Dentists that use LANAP for the treatment of gum disease are aligned with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) position statement that “efforts should be made to save a patient’s natural dentition.” “efforts should be made to save a patient’s natural dentition.” Lanap dentists are in complete agreement with AAP that classifies surgical procedures such as tooth extraction and dental implant placement as last-resort techniques. The ideal is to provide treatment that offers a “clinically proven regenerative outcome” as well as one that allows clinicians to save previously “unsaveable” teeth—treatments such as theLANAP ™ protocol. While some contend that patients are dictating suboptimal treatment choices for the sake of comfort or convenience, LANAP ™ treatment stands out as a choice that offers preferred health benefits in addition to the comfort and convenience that boost patient compliance. It’s all about the patient. The AAP statement points out that, “recent scientific advances in regeneration have made restoring lost periodontal tissues more predictable,” a clear bonus for patients with gum disease. It is the standard of care that dental professionals inform patients of all their treatment options, and the LANAP ™ protocol is well on its way to be part of that standard of care.