LANAP is typically less painful than traditional gum surgery. The minimally invasive nature of the procedure and the laser's ability to target specific areas result in reduced discomfort during and after treatment. Many patients report minimal to no pain during their LANAP procedure.
The duration of a LANAP procedure varies depending on the extent of gum disease and the number of affected areas. In general, LANAP treatment can be completed in just one or two visits, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.
LANAP is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia numbs the treatment area, making the experience virtually pain-free.
Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after their LANAP procedure. There is usually minimal downtime, and you can return to work or your regular routine soon after treatment.
LANAP is an effective treatment for various stages of gum disease, including moderate to severe cases. Dr. Hickey will evaluate your gum health during your consultation and determine if LANAP is the best treatment option for your specific condition.