Why Choose Conventional Therapy over LANAP

Facts About Periodontal Treatment

Did you know that despite the widespread advertising of lasers for the treatment of periodontal diseases, there is no clinical basis to support their use in any periodontal procedures? In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology has issued a comment, warning that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that laser treatment is better than conventional periodontal treatment. For that reason, we believe standard traditional periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing and pocket reduction surgeries remain the best option for periodontal procedures and do not offer Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) at our practice.

While our office continues to judiciously utilize lasers for various procedures, we encourage you to carefully investigate whether laser therapy is really the best option for your situation. Dr. Holling and Dr. Riggs have an intimate understanding of the research surrounding this subject. Please don’t hesitate to request an exam if you have any questions about laser therapy regarding your unique circumstance. Call us today! Holling & Riggs Periodontics Phone Number 970.669.7300.