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Central Park Laser Periodontics, located in mid-town Manhattan in New York City, utilizes laser (LANAP) gum surgery to treat periodontal pockets and bleeding gums. This gentle treatment for periodontal disease is sutureless and is often a viable alternative to conventional periodontal osseous surgery

"LANAP™ is part of the standard of care...for the treatment of periodontitis."
~Periodontist and Attorney, Edwin Zinman, DDS, JD, San Francisco, California

Dr. Alan A. Winter is one of the few board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology (since 1982) to utilize the only FDA-approved Laser ANAP™ (commonly referred to as LANAP™) for treating patients with periodontal (gum) disease. The LASER, known as The Periolase™, is manufactured by Millennium Dental Technologies. It is a specialized Nd:YAG (Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) laser with the unique features necessary to perform a variety of soft tissue periodontal procedures.

LASER Periodontal Therapy - LANAP™ - takes advantage of the body's own healing potential. Keep in mind that the LANAP™ is a form of gum surgery, but it is one that does not require incisions or suturing. Patients are able to return to normal routines in no time. It is comforting to know that the body is healing naturally, without the need for traditional periodontal treatments that are complex, more costly, and utilize a host of materials foreign to the body.

The image to the right depicts the healing range of the LASER fiber entering a pocket. This is the first LASER step that ablates (removes) the infected, inflamed tissue.

LANAP Animation
LANAP™ refers to Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. It is a patented procedure that is FDA approved to regenerate lost periodontal tissues. The LANAP™ utilizes a tiny beam of LASER energy to treat moderate to severe periodontal disease. This LASER light gently removes harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. In effect, it sterilizes both the infected pocket and the tooth root. Sterilizing the hard outer shell of the tooth root, known as cementum, is critical to the success of the LANAP™ because endotoxins that are secreted by harmful bacterial pathogens become embedded into the root surface. This process is more thorough and effective than the traditional scraping of the roots commonly referred to as scaling or root planning. This insures the best opportunity to remove the endotoxins so the tissues in the pocket have an opportunity to regenerate.

For a dental appointment to have Dr. Winter evaluate your condition, call: 212-838-0940
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