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LANAP laser dental treatment for gum disease in Louisville, CO

Lanap Laser Dental Treatment in Louisville CO area

Gum disease is incredibly common—in fact, it affects over half of the adults in the United States—but despite its widespread prevalence, it is not something to take lightly. Periodontal disease can wreak havoc on your oral health, leading to gum recession, tooth loss, and other problems, and has been linked to several systemic and potentially deadly conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, certain types of cancers, and more. There is hope, though! At Boulder Valley Dental Center in Louisville, CO, we take a fresh approach towards treating gum disease, including use of the revolutionary LANAP laser dental treatment.

LANAP: Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure

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The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP, harnesses the power of light energy to safely and effectively treat gum disease. It not only eliminates the bacterial infection that causes periodontitis, but also helps your body naturally regenerate healthy bone and facilitates a biologic seal between your tooth root and the bone to prevent future infection.

During LANAP, Dr. Tracey Hughes first uses a specialized PerioLase laser to clear the infection from your teeth and gums, as well as the tartar and plaque that help feed the bacteria. The width of this laser beam is the equivalent of the thickness of 3 human hairs – very narrow, but very effective! Then, Dr. Hughes uses a different setting on the laser to stimulate the formation of a firm and stable blood clot so that the tissues can safely and rapidly heal and regenerate, all without the use of sutures!  The procedure is typically done with local anesthesia and patients are in the office for two sessions that are about 90 minutes each.

After your treatment is complete, you will need very little downtime. In fact, many patients go back to work on the same day as their treatment! The result is clean, infection-free gums and teeth and a healthy seal to prevent future problems.

Benefits of LANAP

Historically, invasive surgeries were the only way to treat gum disease, but with LANAP, treating gum disease is both more comfortable and can provide better results. Patients and dentists alike love LANAP for several reasons:

  • Both the procedure itself and recovery are less painful than traditional surgeries
  • No incisions are necessary, nor are sutures
  • Healing and recovery are quicker
  • The laser sanitizes as it treats, so the chance of post-treatment infection is reduced
  • Bleeding is minimized, which means the treatment is safer for patients with underlying health conditions such as hemophilia or diabetes
  • The results are predictable and long-lasting

Say goodbye to gum disease

If you are ready to start the path towards a healthy, gum disease-free smile, call Boulder Valley Dental Center to schedule your appointment today! You will feel at home from the moment you step into our state-of-the-art office in Louisville, CO, and our warm and friendly team are here to help restore your smile to health with gentle, non-judgmental care. Our office can be reached at 303-732-5388 if you are a new patient, and current patients can call us at 303-666-8820.

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A Success Story

Natalie B. "Boulder valley dental center is amazing! The staff is very friendly and the facilities are state of the art. My last visit is easily the most comfortable visit I've ever had with a dentist. I can't recommend them enough."
Michael C. "I need to have a lot of dental work done and the ladies at Boulder Valley Dental all work extra hard to make sure their patients are comfortable. They are amazing and I am so happy to have a trustworthy dentist who actually cares. I highly recommend Dr. Hughes and the whole staff at Boulder Valley Dental."
Tyler K. "The most friendly, careful, and thoughtful experience I've ever had at a dentist."
Eric T. "Extremely nice and helpful staff. They do an amazing job of working through your care plan and provide very comprehensive service. They're not afraid to take extra time with their patients to ensure that they are comfortable with their care and treatment and that they understand the decisions being put in front of them. Would recommend them to anyone in need of dental care."
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Camryn's Story

Dr. Tracey Hughes is a highly sought-after and leading Louisville dentist. At the Boulder Valley Dental Center, Dr. Hughes welcomes her patients as ‘guests.’ She is constantly committed to advancing her skills and knowledge through continuing education initiatives. Having received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Beuna Vista University in Iowa, she proceeded to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998 from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. Over the years Dr. Hughes has committed several hours of learning to refine her knowledge and to ensure that she provides her patients with modern dental services. She is only one of less than 1,000 dentists who have earned a Fellowship in Advanced Physiologic Based Dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies (LVI Global). Whether it is general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry or even sleep apnea, reach out to Dr. Hughes today!