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    Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional periodontal surgery in the management of moderate to advanced gum disease. It offers a number of  advantages from the patient's perspective. In most cases, there is little (if any) associated swelling or discomfort, and almost no increase in gum recession or tooth sensitivity. Most patients can resume normal physical activities almost immediately after the procedure.

     LANAP is accomplished by using an nd yag laser to first selectively remove diseased tissue in the lining of the periodontal pockets and kill most of the bacteria that harbor there. Then, by using a special cleaning tool, debris and tartar (calculus) are removed from the teeth surfaces. Finally, the laser is used to create a protective seal around the teeth to promote a healing environment which enables the body to regenerate periodontal tissues damaged by disease. 

     Dr. FitzPatrick was trained on the nd yag laser and certified in LANAP at the Milleniuim Dental Technologies training center, University of Colorado School of Dentistry, under Dr. Ray Yukna, (Post Doctoral Chairman of Periodontics). Dr. FitzPatrick is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

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I have received regular dental care and cleaning all my life. I was very surprised to learn that I had moderate periodontal disease mostly due to crowded teeth. After thorough evaluation and explanation by Dr.
FitzPatrick, I decided that LANAP treatment was right for me.
The procedure was only mildly uncomfortable with no bleeding and no need for any kind of pain medication afterward. Since the treatment was completed in only two sessions, it did not cause any disruption to my daily routine.
Now, two and one-half years later I continue my periodontal therapy and am very satisfied with my LANAP outcome.
I highly recommend Dr. Fitzpatrick and his staff to anyone who needs periodontal treatment.

Dale Nicholson Mountaintop, PA

"It has now been about nine months since my implant work was completed, and it is well past time to thank you for your magnificent performance. I have not had a single problem with either the functioning or the appearance of my 'new mouth'.

While it obviously was not a 'walk in the park' to get the job completed, you exerted every effort to keep the discomfort to a minimum-and you were successful. Your professionalism is of the highest quality in all respects.

It has been the first summer in several years that I have been able to savor and enjoy corn on the cob and thick steaks. What a joy! Initially, I had my doubts that it would be worth all the expense, but now that the arduous work is behind me, the results prove that it was. I am immensely grateful to you and my restoarative dentist, and I would be pleased to recommend your services to anyone who is contemplating similar work."

Richard Nachman Milford, PA

"I had been dealing with periodontal disease for a number of years, having had minor surgical procedures. When my dentist recommended that I needed extensive periodontal surgery, I was ready. I had been aware of the LANAP treatment and I am happy I did it. Dr. FitzPatrick explained everything. I had the procedure and follow-up visits and the results were great. I would reccomend the LANAP to anyone who needs periodontal treatments."

Edward S. Wicks Clarks Summit, PA

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