Can LAPIP Treat Peri-Implantitis?
- Dr. Todd Bertman
- 01 May
How Much Does LAPIP Cost?
LANAP is a laser that easily repairs gums and teeth after advanced periodontitis. As it turns out, your local periodontist can use the same laser to treat peri-implantitis, a condition that affects some implant patients. Here’s what you need to know about peri-implantitis and how LAPIP can easily treat it. Plus, it costs a fraction of what a dental implant replacement would cost you.
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Every surgical procedure has some level of risk. Often, dental implants are a successful, permanent solution to missing teeth. However, sometimes they fail. The causes vary. But, it can be due to poor dental hygiene, complications from other diseases, age, and medication.
When your dental implants begin to fail, the area around the dental implants gets infected. This condition is known as peri-implantitis. It’s a condition similar to periodontitis, but one with distinct differences.
What Are the Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis
Peri-implantitis is often subtle and hard to detect. It’s less common than periodontitis (advanced stage gum disease). It’s important for patients with dental implants to practice good oral hygiene and get regular check-ups. Usually, your dentist can detect peri-implantitis in x-rays taken during your regular dentist appointments.
However, there are other signs of peri-implantitis:
- Bleeding gums
- Bone loss around the implant
- Implant moves/is less secure
- Pain around implant
- Pus leaking around the implant
- Redness and swelling of the mucosa
What Treatment Options are Available for Peri-Implantitis?
Currently, there are 3 treatment options available to repair failing dental implants. Removal, conventional bone regeneration, and LAPIP. The best way to treat peri-implantitis is with the LAPIP procedure.
By using a laser, the tissues remain intact while stimulating bone and gum regeneration. This cures the infection while allowing the dental implant to stay in place. And it works without extensive surgery, pain, or recovery time.
What Is the LAPIP Protocol for Peri-Implantitis?
First, your periodontist begins by inserting a perio probe that measures pocket depth. Next, your local periodontist uses the LAPIP laser to vaporize bacteria, diseased tissue, pathogenic proteins. The LAPIP laser also removes contaminants in soft tissue caused by titanium corrosion.
To clean the teeth, your local periodontist will use ultrasonic scaler tips. This removes build-up and allows the LAPIP laser an easier path to target and repair bone. Next, the laser creates a stable fibrin blood clot. This clot contains stem cells from bone, making it a natural clot that forms a closed system. Over time, the tissue surrounding the dental implant heals
What Are the Benefits of the LAPIP Procedure?
There are many benefits the LAPIP procedure offers over alternatives to treating peri-implantitis. Unlike conventional surgery, there is no cutting, sewing, or sutures. You won’t need any graft materials needed. And it’s a quick procedure that can happen in one day. So, you don’t need multiple visits.
Instead, you get the treatment you need so you can keep your implant and benefit from improved oral health. Plus, it’s cheaper than having your implant removed and replaced along with bone grafting.
Is LAPIP Worth the Cost?
The LAPIP process is a quick surgery that can help you fully recover from peri-implantitis. In just 2 hours, you can visit your local periodontist and leave feeling healthy again in 24 hours. Most dental implants cost between $1000 – $3000 per tooth. LAPIP is a much better cost alternative to a dental emergency that would result in replacing or losing your dental implants.
And if you’re a patient that suffers from dental anxiety, ask about sleep dentistry. Your local dentist can help put you at ease with a variety of treatment options curing your LAPIP procedure.
Where Can I Receive LAPIP Surgery in NYC?
If you notice the symptoms of periodontitis, then it’s important not to wait or you risk losing your dental implant. LAPIP surgery is a simple procedure that can help restore your health and your smile quickly. If you think you may have peri-implantitis in Greenwich Village, then you should check out Advanced Dental Arts.
We’re a top-rated, New York City-based dental practice located near New York University. Our dynamic team of board-certified dental specialists is standing by to treat your dental emergency. And we offer a variety of payment options to cover LAPIP surgery. Don’t waste time. Contact us to schedule your LAPIP procedure today!