THE LANAP PROTOCOL IN SUNNYVALE, CA
HOW DOES LANAP WORK?LANAP is a two-step procedure that involves removing tartar and sealing the gum pocket. First, Dr. Huh or Dr. Othman inserts a tiny laser fiber between the tooth and the gums to clear away infection and remove tartar and plaque. Next, they use the laser to form a blood clot that seals the pocket. Typically, we treat one half of the mouth at the first appointment and the other half at a second.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT POST-OP?Since laser therapy involves no incisions, recovery time is minimal. However, your gums may change color or slightly swell, bleed or feel sore for a few days. This is normal, and we recommend over the counter medications to control any discomfort. Most patients drive themselves home after surgery. Dr. Huh and our staff will review with you all aftercare instructions following the procedure, including what to eat, how to clean, and what to expect as you heal.