LANAP has many advantages over traditional surgery. It is much less traumatic and invasive as there is no cutting, bleeding or stitching.
LANAP treatment is less time-consuming. While traditional surgery requires four to eight visits as well as additional appointments for suture removal and check-ups, LANAP can be completed in two 2-hour visits and two follow-up visits. The recovery time for LANAP is typically under 24 hours, and most patients are able to eat whatever they want following the procedure.
Dr. Aboolian recommends LANAP because its minimally invasive nature promotes the maximum preservation of your original gum tissue. Even patients with health issues such as diabetes, HIV and hemophilia, as well as those taking blood-thinning medications, can receive LANAP.
Laser surgery has been found to provide long-lasting results. A study showed that 98% of patients who receive LANAP remain stable five years after their treatment.