LANAP Procedure2021-11-16T15:47:27+00:00
Dental Technology Dental Imaging Charleston

LANAP PROCEDURE

James Island & Charleston

Modern, Laser Dentistry

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LANAP Procedures

James Island & Charleston

High-tech solutions to help treat periodontal disease more comfortably and efficiently than ever before.

If you are experiencing the signs of early gum disease or it’s been a while since your last check-up, don’t hesitate to call 843-762-1234 and schedule an appointment.

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We have the latest dental technology to care for all of your dental needs in-house.

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Based on 209 reviews.
William Patton
William Patton
January 24, 2022.
Great experience! This is painless dentistry at its best. Can recommend without reservations.
jrjutzi
jrjutzi
January 10, 2022.
Been coming here for years. Great staff and great outcomes for my dental care!!
Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins
January 5, 2022.
Best dentist ever!!! James Thomas always provides the best service for my family and I. His staff is top notch and there is nowhere else I’d go for routine service and the bigger issues that arise.
Harvey Loew
Harvey Loew
January 5, 2022.
This dental office combines a high level of professional care with the right personal touch. It is consistently demonstrated by the dentist, hygienists, assistants and office management. I would suggest more feedback from the dentist even when things are not problematic. I would like to know what else to be aware of as an aging patient in how to be more preventative and proactive in addition to brushing and flossing.
Alison Mistretta
Alison Mistretta
December 8, 2021.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Thomas for about 8+ years now. Everyone from the front office staff, the hygienist, and Dr. Thomas have been wonderful without exception. I’ve recommended and will continue to recommend his practice.

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What does periodontal laser surgery involve?2021-08-11T20:44:38+00:00

Periodontal disease can wreak havoc in your mouth, damaging your gum tissue and your periodontal bone. In some cases, bone loss around teeth can be moderate to severe. When there is an excess of unhealthy, infected gum tissue, we recommend periodontal laser surgery (or LANAP).

Before performing the treatment, we first numb you so the procedure is not uncomfortable. Next, your mouth is charted to determine the extent of the bone loss. The Periolase laser is then passed along each infected tooth to remove the diseased tissue.

After the first pass of the laser, your teeth are professionally scaled and cleaned. The laser is then passed along the teeth and as it is pulled out of the deep pocket, it forms a special clot. The clot acts as a barrier so bacteria and debris do not reenter the pocket.

What to Expect After Laser Surgery

After the procedure, there is minimal discomfort. A soft diet is recommended while healing occurs.

The laser allows us to perform this treatment much more precisely and with a lower risk of side effects such as bleeding than conventional surgery with a scalpel. Healing times are often greatly reduced and sutures are usually not needed. If we feel you would benefit from laser surgery for periodontal disease, we’ll discuss your options with you!

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