When periodontitis occurs around a dental implant instead of a natural tooth, it is known as peri-implantitis. Just like with periodontal disease, peri-implantitis is often the result of poor dental hygiene habits, and early diagnosis is vital to saving the implant and restoring oral health.
LAPIP stands for laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure. It is a laser-based approach to helping treat damaged or failing dental implants. LAPIP allows the patient an opportunity to protect the dental implant investment with no scalpel cutting, bone-grafting, or stitches. This means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less downtime, and less recovery time.
The LAPIP protocol allows for:
The LAPIP treatment protocol is a no-risk first-line treatment that can preserve other treatment options. The ability to control and treat peri-implantitis will enable you to save and protect your dental implant investment.
Below are the steps required when undergoing a LAPIP treatment:
If you suffer from gum disease in Littleton, Colorado and require gum surgery, please make an appointment with Dr. Jenkins at Littleton Implants & Periodontics. LANAP or LAPIP requires further training for Dr. Jenkins but offers the value of better precision and comfort to our patients.
Here at Littleton Implants & Periodontics, we put a special emphasis on patient comfort and education. We want to make sure each patient is fully informed of his or her diagnosis and treatment plan and feels comfortable and confident in our office. Please let us know of any specific concerns or fears you may have regarding your treatment. We’re happy to answer questions or address concerns or fears and will do our best to eliminate them. Read More »
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