What to Expect
Since LANAP is less invasive than other procedures there will likely be far fewer side effects. The LANAP protocol does not require a scalpel to open the gum tissues and sutures to close the tissues so the healing process is relatively simple.
For 24 hours following your treatment, you should rest with your head elevated and take it easy. The day after your treatment, you can continue your normal oral hygiene routine on the teeth that were not treated by the LANAP protocol. While you should not brush or floss the affected area, you do want to be sure that you’re keeping your entire mouth clean. You can rinse using salt water ( 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces of water) or a rinse provided by your periodontist.
It’s recommended that you eat soft foods and avoid anything hard or sticky as you don’t want food to get stuck in the teeth and gums that were treated. Things like mashed or baked potatoes, eggs, and broth or soft soups are great options following treatment. Long term (the next 6-8 weeks) you should continue to avoid gum, nuts, candy, and even raw vegetables.
If you haven’t already, it’s important to maintain good dental hygiene habits in order to avoid the recurrence of gum disease and to keep your mouth healthy. Oral hygiene really is the best proactive treatment to avoid dental issues in the first place.
Dr. Raymond Kenzik, a periodontist in Ormond Beach, FL, has been using laser assisted technology for 20 years, the LANAP protocol for 10, and is a certified LANAP regenerative specialist. This means that he is highly qualified to complete your periodontal treatments, and you can trust that it will be both safe and effective. Depending on the extent of your gum disease, the LANAP protocol could be the best option for restoring your teeth and gums to a healthy state.
If you have questions about the LANAP protocol and your options for treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation.