Frequently Asked Questions
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What is LANAP?
LANAP is an FDA-approved, laser-assisted method for treating gum disease.
This minimally-invasive procedure utilizes a high-tech laser to stop gum disease, resulting in less bleeding and less pain.
LANAP also helps promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue and bone and helps prevent gum recession – all in one simple treatment!
Plus, no painful scalpel or stitches are required!
“Ever since my first appointment almost three years ago I’ve been very satisfied and pleased with the care I’ve received at Blodgett Dental Care. Dr. Blodgett, Maggie, Amy and Jai have answered all my detailed questions and concerns in detail with patience and respect. I really appreciate Dr. Blodgett’s holistic approach to dentistry and that he is all about educating his patients about the close relationship of the teeth/gums to the rest of the body.”
– Sherry W.
What causes gum disease?
How can I tell if I have gum disease?
- Red, swollen, and bleeding gums
- Sensitive gums easily irritated by brushing and flossing
- Chronic bad breath
- Receding gums
The only way to know for sure whether or not you’re suffering from gum disease is to receive a comprehensive examination from your dentist.
What happens if I don’t treat my gum disease?
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Pregnancy complications such as preterm birth or loss of the baby
What’s the difference between traditional gum disease surgery and LANAP?
Is there really no cutting and no stitches?
Am I a good candidate for LANAP?
Who can perform the LANAP procedure?
What should I expect during a LANAP procedure? Is it painful?
How long is recovery time from the LANAP treatment?
Is LANAP a permanent treatment for gum disease?
Is LANAP covered by insurance?
“I have a big anxiety about going to the dentist, so of course I was very nervous before my first visit to Dr. Boldgett’s office. But from the first phone call I had to set up my appointment, I could tell that I was going to be in good hands. Everyone is so understanding and comforting. I was then blown away at the level of detail they go into with the different xrays and procedures. They are all about building partnerships and trust. Thank you isn’t enough to express how truly grateful I really am!!”
– Andrea K.