The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently launched a national campaign using shocking real-life examples to raise awareness of the periodontal consequences of smoking, including tooth loss.
How can we help our patients who smoke avoid tooth loss? LANAP® may be the answer. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is the latest technology for treating gum disease. LANAP® is the only FDA approved laser treatment for regenerating tissue and bone structure without the use of bone graft materials. The disinfection ability of the laser aids in the acceleration of healing and reduces bacteria which can lead to tooth loss.
Patients who smoke will continue to be at risk for chronic periodontal disease, but LANAP® therapy along with routine dental cleanings may help them avoid tooth loss and active gum infection.
If someone you know smokes or used to smoke; whether its cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or e-cigarettes, please tell them about LANAP® and encourage them to call us at (781)894-3223. We are here to help.