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LANAP- FAQ’s


If I Don’t Choose LANAP, What Can I Expect?

Gum disease can have a significant impact on your health and your life. Dr. Bruce B. Wiland offers LANAP® for gum disease treatment for Marion, Howard and Wayne Counties in IN. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a laser gum surgery treatment for advanced stages of gum disease that requires little time, minimal pain, and offers a speedy recovery.

FAQs About Laser Gum Surgery

Is LANAP® safe?

LANAP® in Indianapolis, IN is the only FDA cleared laser protocol for the treatment of gum disease. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser eradicates bacteria and infected tissue but leaves healthy tissue unharmed. Dr. Wiland is fully trained with this technology.

Does LANAP® hurt?

While there is minimal pain and discomfort involved, LANAP® laser gum surgery is the least painful and often the most effective way to treat your advanced gum disease.

How long does it take and what is the recovery time?

Traditional gum surgery can require up to ten sessions, each lasting an hour. LANAP® requires only two sessions of two hours each. This reduces your surgery time by up to 60 percent! Since LANAP® does not cut into your gums and causes very little bleeding, recovery is practically immediate.

Is LANAP® the best treatment for my gum disease?

In most cases, LANAP® is the best treatment for advanced gum disease. Visit Dr. Wiland to discover all your options. The latest research about LANAP® may be found at the LANAP® website for research.

Gum disease can have a significant impact on your health. Besides leading to tooth decay and gum infection, gum disease is associated with a number of health conditions including heart disease and some forms of cancer. A very common cause of gum disease is bacteria under the gum line which causes gum infection and weakens the attachment between the tooth and the gum, making the tooth vulnerable to infection and decay. More information about LANAP® can be found at the LANAP® website for patients.

Gum Disease Treatment in Cental Indiana

Dr. Bruce B. Wiland is certified in treating gum disease. He provides services for Indianapolis, Bloomington, Kokomo and Richmond, IN using LANAP®, the first FDA-cleared laser protocol for treating gum infection and disease. If you would like to discuss your gum disease treatment options, contact Dr. Wiland’s office to schedule a consultation today.

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