LANAP lasers for sale should have the amenable features of most dental lasers: they should the have flexibility and the light weight nature which aids ease of use, they should have targeted precision light beams. They can also have common features which lend themselves to durability such as cooling systems and dependable strong material components.
Commonly used lasers for the LANAP protocol, an advanced dental therapy used in dental cleanings for subsequent operations, includes the Lightwalker laser system. Part of this system includes the Nd: YAG laser. A skilled, trained and certified dentist or periodontist will use the Nd:YAG laser in surgeries involving a regenerative process. These surgeries are used in place of a resection operation, which is the removal of part of an organ, in this case a removal of part of the gums.
The use of the ND:YAG laser in this process involves a precise and selective targeting of the infected or diseased area of the gums which has been previously damaged as a result of periodontitis. Because of the targeted precision, the connective tissue of the gums remains in tact which precipitates healing and regeneration in a way not accomplished by a resection operation.
The regenerative treatment is known as the LANAP protocol or Laser-assisted new attachment procedure. Each type of treatment, resection and the this regenerative treatment, arises from the need to address the effects of periodontitis, an advanced form of gingivitis.
Gingivitis is a an inflammation of the tissues and can have root causes in the improper care of teeth as a result of inadequate brushing or flossing, resulting in plaque, or in more advanced and complex diseases of the mouth and body. The removal of some gum material, known as gingivectomy, is a common treatment in the scenario where inflammation is caused by periodontal disease.
LANAP lasers, the Nd:YAG lasers, are optimal choices for this operation in that not only are they capable of extreme precision but they are also free of key complications that arise from the use of another laser dentistry tool.
The Er:YAG laser, for example, is the dental laser whose light energy is heavily absorbed by water, which would make operating on soft tissues such as the gums extremely difficult to do without complication as these are filled with water.
A preferred application for the Er:YAG is in the removal of tooth decay. In that process, the laser tool can operate as a more than quality instrument for disinfecting key areas before bonding occurs and for etching the surface of the place of adhesion so that improved adhesion can occur during bonding; the improved bonding function of the Er: YAG occurs as a result of the increased surface area produced by etching with this laser.