LANAP Laser Periodontal Procedures New York City
Dr. Lehrman is Publisher and Editor, along with his colleague Dr. Lawrence B. Gelb, of The Wavelength at www.thewavelength.org, an online case reports journal. This publication will help usher in a new era of collaborative dentistry by bringing together both clinicians and patients alike into a marketplace of ideas dedicated to the discussion of and advancement of Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP-Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) and its related procedures.
What is LANAP?
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. The first and only FDA cleared laser gum surgery to treat gum disease that is backed by both clinical and laboratory research.
This remarkable surgical protocol allows for targeted removal of diseased gum tissue, while leaving your body’s own healthy tissues intact. In this way, LANAP allows for an environment where you can actually heal yourself!
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Traditional gum surgery utilizes scalpels and sutures (stitches) to cut away diseased or infected gum tissues, often time resulting in esthetic and exposed root surfaces. This type of surgery, while proven to work in many situations, can leave patients with sensitivity, phonetic and root caries (decay). With LANAP, there is no loss of tissue volume, and because there is no “cutting or sewing” patients can in many cases go straight back to work or continue with their normal routine. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your whole mouth can be treated in only one visit, with little to no downtime.
Scientific research has shown connections between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes and pre-term low birth weight babies. With many patients taking more and more medications, particularly aspirin or other anti-coagulants such as coumadin or Plavix, in order to have gum disease treated they are required to stop these crucial medications for up to a week before surgery. One of the most beneficial aspects of LANAP/LAPIP, is that one never has to stop these medications, as the laser creates such complete healing, that there is no concern about any excess post-operative bleeding. This is an amazing advancement that is helping thousands of people every day.
Dr. Lehrman is a leader in the field of LANAP and laser gum surgery, and treats patients at his Manhattan office. Please feel free to contact us today to see how we can help you with your periodontal ( gum disease ) needs in a comfortable and compassionate manner.
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Laser Periodontal Associates of New York
Very friendly and professional environment. You are made to feel comfortable and are well informed about what is going on and what is expected to happen. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
- Carlos G.
As stated I was extremely pleased with Dr. Lehrman. He made me feel that I was in good hands and left no doubt in my mind that the Laser procedure was what I needed. The procedure appeared effortless. I WAS IN NO PAIN during or after the procedure. I recommend Dr. Lehrman highly. His staff was comforting and professional. - charlotte s.
- Charlotte S.
I have had periodontal surgery times using the cut and stitch method. My experience with Dr. Learman was a wonderful surprise. No cutting, no stitching no bleeding. It was easy and painless. And best of all no facial swelling and you can eat normally afterwards. What could be better than that.? Judy S.
- Judy S.