Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Laser Dentistry

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Personalized, professional dental care is important, and if you are looking for a new dental home, you probably have a number of questions before you decide we are the right office for you. We listed some of the most common questions we receive here. If your question is not on the list, please call our Wabasha dental office. One of our helpful team members will be happy to assist you.

Laser Dentistry

Dr. Schoen invests in technology that makes dental treatments easier for our patients.

LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure) provides an alternative to traditional gum surgery. Dr. Schoen implemented laser dentistry in our Wabasha dental office in order to provide our patients with increased comfort, decreased healing time, and a better outcome for their periodontal treatment.

Using laser energy, LANAP removes diseased tissue, bacteria, calculus (tartar), and infection from beneath your gums so that they can heal. It also promotes regrowth and attachment through biostimulation. LANAP has many advantages over traditional periodontal surgery including: 

  • Decreased healing time
  • Greater comfort
  • Less bleeding
  • Seals the periodontal pocket
  • Often does not require anesthetic
  • No scalpel
  • No stitches 

In order to find out if LANAP is a treatment that will work for your particular periodontal condition, Dr. Thomas Schoen will need to perform an evaluation at our Wabasha, MN dental office. Without a dental exam, we have no way to determine which treatment will work best for you. However, most patients with periodontal disease who come to our office can have the less invasive LANAP procedure without complications. We will provide you a full exam as well as Previser risk analysis before beginning treatment.


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