Laser Dentistry Louisville, CO

The use of lasers on dental treatments has improved both the patient experience and the accuracy of results. Widely used in treating the gums and soft tissues of the mouth, dental lasers can remove diseased or damaged tissue while stimulating the body’s natural healing response for a faster recovery. Boulder area dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes has extensive training in the use of dental lasers for periodontal treatments that can both restore gum health and provide improved aesthetics.

Dr. Hughes offers the unique and highly effective LANAP procedure at Boulder Valley Dental Center in Louisville, CO. Developed as an alternative to oral surgery, LANAP is FDA cleared and can address many stages of gum disease and tissue damage in two treatments with results that will give you back a beautiful, healthy smile. If you have previously been referred to an oral surgeon to treat gum disease, schedule a visit with Dr. Hughes to discuss how LANAP laser therapy can restore your smile with less pain and downtime.

About LANAP: What To Expect

The LANAP protocol is highly successful because of its ability to target only diseased tissue, without harming healthy tissue in and around the treated area. The specific type of laser energy used will allow Dr. Hughes to accurately address where the gums have become infected or damaged, stabilize the treated tissue with a blood clot and stimulate the natural regeneration of new, healthy tissue.

To begin, a local anesthetic is administered for your comfort. During the procedure, a very thin laser wire is inserted between the teeth and gums which will kill off existing harmful bacteria while also causing a reaction with the tissue to form a blood clot. During the treatment, we will clear away plaque and tartar that has built up on the tooth roots in order to leave a clean, healthy and stable environment for healing.

You will undergo two 90 minute sessions in our comfortable and relaxing dentist office where you will be treated to spa like amenities and attended to by our caring and dedicated staff of dental professionals. Dr. Hughes will provide after care instructions to ensure the swiftest recovery and best results, but you can resume you normal routine right away.

Watch Patient Testimonials

The LANAP procedure saves smiles and has helped many patients address complex problems without the pain, risks and downtime often associated with oral surgery.

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Why Choose LANAP?

The LANAP procedure offers key benefits while minimizing risks associated with oral surgery:

  • NO stitches
  • NO cutting, less bleeding and swelling
  • NO downtime- return to your routine after your treatment

In addition, LANAP has been proven to provide faster results that will support your long term oral health with routine dental care and good oral hygiene.