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FDA Cleared Laser Treatment

LANAP® is the First FDA Cleared Laser Based Treatment for Gum Disease
Trust Dr. Marcus to Restore Your Gum Health with LANAP®

LANAP® is a ground-breaking gum disease treatment option that uses laser technology to eradicate diseased tissue and infection caused by periodontal disease. Best of all, it allows for a less invasive, more comfortable patient experience than traditional surgery.

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No Cutting or Sutures!

If you are considering laser gum surgery as a periodontal disease treatment option, you should have a thorough understanding of what the procedure entails. Below is a basic break down of the steps Dr. Marcus uses during the laser treatment to restore your overall gum health.

At the onset of the laser gum disease treatment, Dr. Marcus determines the depth of the periodontal pockets using a probe; this helps to determine how much loss of attachment has occurred.

Basic Steps of LANAP®

Dr. Marcus uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser to remove bacteria and diseased tissue in the patient’s pocket. Since the light from the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is not absorbed by healthy tissue, bone, water, or root, laser gum surgery is far less invasive for the patient.

Next, Dr. Marcus removes the remaining calculus deposits that form beneath the gum line using tiny ultrasonic scalers. The ultrasonic scalers are used because the laser will denature the calculus deposits from the root surface of the teeth rather than removing them.

Dr. Marcus applies the laser again at the bottom of the periodontal pocket to stimulate the bone, root, and soft tissue, forming a seal around the teeth. This allows the blood to begin clotting, thus creating a clean and hygienic environment for healing. He then recompresses the tissue against the root surfaces of the teeth without using sutures.

Finally, Dr. Marcus will adjust your bite to ensure that the laser gum surgery did not cause any significant trauma to the teeth, particularly the ones with bone loss.

If you are interested in learning more about laser surgery and you need a dentist in the Chicago Loop area, please call Dr. Marcus’s office at 312-579-0178 to request a consultation.

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111 N WABASH AVE #2103
CHICAGO IL 60602

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Monday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday.............................. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday.............................. Closed
Sunday.............................. Closed

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