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LAPIP: Gum Disease Treatment for Dental Implant Patients in PA

  • January 27, 2014

LAPIP: Gum Disease Treatment for Dental Implant Patients in PA

It is estimated that up to 80 percent of patients with dental implants suffer from gum disease surrounding their implanted prosthetics, a condition called peri-implantitis. Like periodontitis (the bacterial infection of gingival tissue surrounding a natural tooth), peri-implantitis can cause bleeding and receding gums, deterioration of bone tissue and eventual loss of the implant itself. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville and Williamsport, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his associates perform LAPIP (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) to safely and effectively treat peri-implantitis before it causes even more severe health problems.

Why LAPIP for Peri-Implantitis?

Traditional methods of treating advanced gum disease typically resulted in the unnecessary removal of otherwise healthy gingival tissue, contributing to more patient discomfort and lengthier recovery times following the procedure. This is because infected gum tissue had to be manually cut and removed, after which the wounds were sewn up to heal on their own.

With LAPIP, however, the PerioLase MVP-7 Digital TruePulse™ Nd:YAG laser not only removes diseased tissue with precision, but actually encourages the natural regeneration of healthy gingival tissue after the procedure. This highly advanced tool is the only FDA-approved dental laser for the treatment of gum disease and is the preferred method for use with peri-implantitis. Patients love that the process is quicker than previous methods and, perhaps most importantly of all, that it’s entirely pain-free.

How Do I Know if I Need LAPIP?

Symptoms of a gum infection include redness and swelling of the gums, a receding gum line, bleeding when you brush and persistent bad breath. If you suspect that your implants may be at risk due to peri-implantitis, now is the time to take action and halt the destructive process before it continues. LAPIP treatment at LANAP & Implant Center of Philadelphia makes it easier and more comfortable than ever to protect your gums and dental implants from the dangers of untreated periodontal disease.

From our two offices located in Williamsport and Collegeville, we proudly serve patients from throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to see how Dr. DiGiallorenzo and the revolutionary LAPIP treatment can help you better maintain the health of your gums and your dental implants. We look forward to serving you!