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Laser Periodontal Procedures

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Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate. Dr. Reznikov takes advantage of these improvements in technology to ensure his patients receive the best possible results from their procedures.

In appropriate cases, Dr. Reznikov uses Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) to treat periodontal disease. LANAP™ has many advantages over traditional surgical treatment.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums around your teeth.  In its early stages, this is called Gingivitis.  While there may be little or no symptoms, in advanced stages the gums can become red and tender.  They can also bleed when you brush your teeth.  Many people also experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths.

Unchecked, periodontal disease becomes much more serious developing deep pockets of bacteria.  This bad bacteria eats away at the jawbone which supports your teeth.  Periodontal bacteria also get into the blood stream and contributes to many other medical problems.  Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The purpose of periodontal treatment is to remove periodontal bacteria from deep in the pockets.  This gives the pockets a chance to heal and close up.  Until now, that meant surgical procedures and sutures. 

Dr. Reznikov now offers Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™).  This is a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure that’s a great improvement over standard gum surgical procedures.

The Benefits

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Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatment.  In appropriately selected cases, these benefits include:

  • Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is about as easy as erasing a blackboard — there’s no cutting and no suturing.
  • There's much less discomfort with LANAP™ than with standard surgical procedures — during and after the procedure.
  • It does not take any more time than traditional surgical procedures. All it takes is one 3 to 4 hour visit and three follow up visits.
  • It gives better, longer-lasting results. In fact, 95% of treated patients remain stable after five years.
  • Following traditional surgical procedures, recovery can take between to 2-4 weeks during which patients can experience pain and swelling and may require a liquid diet.
  • With LANAP™, there’s less than a 24-hour recovery period, so you won't lose time from work.
  • Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin or Cyclosporin.

The Procedure

The LANAP™ Procedure

Because your resistance to disease is affected by many factors, we will begin your first visit with a review your dental and medical histories.  This is followed by a thorough periodontal examination of your mouth.  At your second appointment, the findings and a recommended treatment plan will be reviewed with you.  You may find it helpful to bring your spouse or a friend with you to this appointment.  Many patients find such a person’s opinion very valuable.  In most cases, no treatment is performed at this appointment.

On your treatment a small laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the bacterial infection is removed. It takes just one 3 to 4-hour session. Dr. Reznikov will treat the entire mouth at once... and you'll probably feel good enough to go right back to work the next day.

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Hannah Flint
Hannah Flint

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I had a great experience with a series of recent surgical procedures done by Dr. Gromov. I knew that I needed a gum graft - a surgery I had been postponing for some time and the more I researched it the more I dreaded it. Luckily, the experience at Dr. Gromov's office was as pleasant as it can get. Before the surgery he took time to answer all of my questions and walk me through the process, he...
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Marge Gagliano
Marge Gagliano

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I was so satisfied with Dr. Vladmir Reznikow, and his assistant who both were very information and answered all my questions since this was my 1st Implant.
michelle kobran
michelle kobran

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
This is an exceptional office. I will recommend it to everyone. Dr. Gromov is highly professional, knowledgeable and very positive person. He is good with patients, helpful and is fast but excellent.
Larisa Kunovsky
Larisa Kunovsky

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago
I know Dr. Reznikov more than 10 years. He and his great team are always doing all the best ! They really care. I recommended Dr. Reznikov to some of my friends and they were absolutely satisfied.
Katherine Kostecki
Katherine Kostecki

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago
I have only great things to say about my treatment with Dr. Reznikov. He is extremely knowledgeable and confident in what he does. The office is comfortable and equipment is technologically advanced compared to that of other offices I looked into before deciding on Glen Periodontics. I received a laser treatment and am happy I went that route - not many offices in the area even offer the...
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Joy Rush
Joy Rush

5 out of 5 stars

11 months ago
I had a dental implant done elsewhere about 20 years ago and it failed. I had a marilyn bridge in the open space for the last 2 decades and it was beginning to fall apart. I got engaged in October and had the wedding date set for May. I needed to do something because it looked awful when I smiled and I wanted to have nice pictures for my wedding. I was worried about doing another implant and...
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nancy ward
nancy ward

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was referred to Dr. Reznikov for a receding gum in which I had to have a tissue graft procedure. They showed video of the procedure and kept you well informed of what would take place. The staff was very professional and helpful. Its now been 2 weeks since the procedure and I have had no pain, or side effects. I have scheduled my next procedure and will be having an implant done at the end...
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I Z
I Z

5 out of 5 stars

a month ago
I was accommodated within 8 hours at Glen Periodontics by dr. Gromov. That was my first visit with the new doctor and I did not expect much. When I left less than an hour later after a complicated extraction I couldn't remember if I had actually just had my wisdom tooth extracted, or caught up with an old friend. Dr. Gromov is caring, kind, professional, warm, and gentle with great sense of...
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Jim Tsevis
Jim Tsevis

5 out of 5 stars

a year ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff were excellent. I had a number of proceedures that I needed done and they were explained to me step by step in the simplest of terms. I felt the whole staff was extremely knowledgable, professional and sincerely concerned about how I was feeling during the proceedures as well as the following day. Dr. Reznikov came highly recommended to me from a friend when I was...
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MJ S
MJ S

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
I was very please w the services Dr. Reznikov and his staff provided. He and his staff really work as a team. They are friendly and work in a efficient manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Reznikov for periodontics and implant dentistry.
Patti Sun
Patti Sun

5 out of 5 stars

5 months ago
Thanks Dr. Riznikov and your team for your remarkable treatments done on me. I am very happy with your services. The implant surgery was impeccable. I was very amazed by the whole process from the consultation to the following surgery. I lost teeth #18 & #19 (1st and 2nd molars on lower left) in July. Sadly I couldn’t function as biting and chewing on left side. The space of missing...
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Mimi Boisette
Mimi Boisette

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
Dr. Reznikov and his staff have been the best from my experience visiting a dentist office, they are very very professional. The first time I visited Dr. Reznikov's office with a lingering gum problem,I never knew that there such a thing as deep cleaning he took the time to explain what the problem was and the cause of if . I can honestly say that I entered Dr. Reznikov feeling gozila and came...
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Chris Koziol
Chris Koziol

5 out of 5 stars

2 years ago
The experience in a nutshell is PAINLESS!!!! The whole idea of an implant to me was a little intimidating.Let me tell you ,it's not! The whole procedure,which took several months was Painless and pleasant. Dr. Reznikov and the whole staff are professional and friendly. I do Highly recommend the office. Keep Smiling!!! Chris
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