When gingivitis is left untreated, it progresses to periodontal disease, a dangerous health concern.
LANAP® is an FDA-cleared laser technology that allows our dentist to remove diseased gum tissue quickly and with minimal pain.
See how MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Nutley and Florham Park can treat your gum disease and improve your overall oral health.
Treating Gum Disease
If your gums are swollen, red, bleeding, or receding, you may have gum disease. As gum disease progresses, it can create periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. These pockets collect debris and bacteria and can ultimately lead to tooth loss, heart disease, and lung disease.
Periodontal treatment involves three steps:
- Removing debris and diseased periodontal tissue
- Reattaching healthy gums to teeth
- Creating an at-home oral care routine to prevent reinfection of the periodontal tissue
The traditional surgical method of treating gum disease involves the use of a scalpel to cut away the infected tissue. The gum tissue is then reshaped around each tooth and sutured in place. Though this is an effective treatment for gum disease, it results in painful downtime. LANAP is an alternative treatment that has minimal side effects.
What Is LANAP?
LANAP® is an acronym for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This laser technology is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for gum disease that results in the regeneration of gum tissues.
When compared to surgical treatment of periodontal disease, LANAP offers patients several benefits, including:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Less sensitivity
- Less swelling
- Less gum loss
- Little downtime
- Comfortable healing process
Dental Professionals Agree
LANAP Is a More Comfortable Treatment
94.4% of surveyed participants said that their patients reported less pain with their Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure compared to patients who received traditional periodontal treatment.
*According to a 2020 survey published in Decisions in Dentistry
Regain Control Of Your Oral Health
If left untreated, gum disease can cause chronic bad breath, tooth loss, and damage to the jawbone. It has also been linked to an array of other serious health issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and stroke. Take action to avoid these issues by trusting your periodontal care to a highly trained practitioner like Dr. Khaimov.
Dr. Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist who graduated in the top 10% of his class from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. He completed specialized training in periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, another highly regarded institution. Dr. Khaimov has used his expertise to treat all levels of gum disease for many patients across Northern New Jersey.
"Great Experience From Arrival to Departure" Providing Quality Periodontal Care in Nutley, New Jersey
Great experience from arrival to departure. Everyone is pleasant and professional. They sought to put me at ease as I was visibly nervous. Very clean and most up-to-date equipment and facilities. Had my last appointment today. Professional, pleasant and great service and treatment from start to finish. Highly recommend.View On Google
My experience at MK was ultra positive; the office was clean & modern, everyone was friendly and considerate. Mark did a laser procedure that my last perio didn't even tell me existed, and didn't burn a hole in my pocket. No complaints!View On Google
How LANAP Works
The total recovery time is about 24 hours.
This dentistry service typically takes about an hour, depending on how extensive the gum disease is. You may have to make two appointments, one for each side of your mouth, if the gum disease is widespread.
Following treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. The total recovery time is about 24 hours. Don't brush or floss your teeth for about 7-10 days after your treatment, and be sure to follow all aftercare instructions given to you by your periodontist.
Why Choose Our Practice For Your Periodontal Needs?
The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the only digital laser approved for performing the revolutionary LANAP protocol. Dr. Khaimov has extensive experience using this technology to perform safe, effective, and comfortable LANAP treatments.
Dr. Khaimov specializes in the treatment of gum disease and has successfully helped many patients in the Nutley, NJ, area with this issue. By choosing a qualified specialist, you can feel reassured that your procedure will be handled in the most professional, efficient manner.
Dr. Khaimov uses a gentle touch and will always prioritize your comfort while helping you get your smile back to a healthy state. We thoroughly numb the treatment area and can offer calming sedation to help you feel relaxed.
Implant Dentistry After Tooth Loss Our Experience Extends Beyond Periodontics
If your gum disease has caused tooth loss, our Nutley, New Jersey and Florham Park offices can provide you with the solution. After treating your gum disease, dental implants can replace your tooth roots and prevent your jawbone from atrophying. Your dental implant can then support a restoration to replace missing teeth.
An Alternative to Surgery
Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist. He can treat your gum disease with LANAP technology so you won't have to undergo invasive surgery. If you have questions about LANAP technology or think you may have gum disease, contact our periodontics practice in Nutley, NJ.
Making LANAP an Affordable Treatment
The cost of LANAP can vary depending on the size of the treatment area. Fortunately, most insurance providers will cover at least part of the cost of this medically necessary treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, two healthcare lenders that can divide the cost of your treatment into low- or no-interest monthly payments.
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For starters, the receptionists are some of the kindest, friendliest people I have ever met. The entire staff is highly knowledgeable. I’ve had a LANAP treatment done by Dr. Khaimov it has been nothing but professional and the ease of the procedures compared to other dental offices I have used is exemplary. Would absolutely recommend (and have!).View On Google
Dr. Khaimov came in, asked some questions, even diagnosed an issue I had with my tongue that NO ONE had ever caught before. He checked me out and much to my surprise, told me he believed he could help get my gums healthy and no removal of teeth was necessary. Like, what?! And the LANAP treatment he suggested is brilliant. I can't wait to get started. Coming here was the best decision I've made all 2020!View On Google