LANAP

Over 50% of American adults have gum disease – an infection below the gum line.  Gum disease is linked to several health problems – from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-term babies – but only a small percentage of these adults get the treatment they need.  Traditional gum disease treatment options involve cutting the gum tissue or extracting the teeth. 

The LANAP® protocol uses the specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact. Patients undergoing this type of treatment enjoy fast healing times and more predictable results. Take care of your oral and total health today.



LANAP

 Patient Benefits:

·       Faster Healing – LANAP® treatment is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.

·       Less Discomfort – Patients report less discomfort during and after surgery.

·       No Cut, No Sew, No Fear – the LANAP protocol uses laser light energy to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, and help your mouth recover faster

·       Minimal Recovery Time – Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.

·       Little to No Gum Recession – Because the procedure doesn’t require cutting the gums, there is less risk of recession and your beautiful smile is maintained.

·       Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding – The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy tissue.

·       Saves Teeth – Patients can keep their natural teeth sometimes even when the teeth have been deemed ‘hopeless’ with traditional treatments. Keeping your natural teeth has been linked to a longer lifespan!

·       Safe for patients with Health Concerns –LANAP® protocol is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.  

·       Beyond the Mouth – Gum disease has been linked to several diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pre-term birth. In addition, there seems to be a connection between gum disease and breast disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.

  •   The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontitis treatment protocol that is cleared by the U.S. FDA and is clinically and histologically proven to regenerate new gum tissue, ligament, and bone. 
  • Less pain 
  • Less bleeding
  • Less sensitivity
  • Less gum loss
  • Less swelling
  • Very little downtime after treatment
  • Less Post-op infections
  • Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
  • Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery

LANAP periodontal surgery is a full-mouth procedure usually completed in two 2-hour visits. We complete one side of the mouth during the first visit, and complete the other side on the second visit. Surgeries are usually scheduled within one week of one another. It is common to quickly return to work or other activities.

You may experience mild aching, throbbing, and soreness of the treated areas for the first couple days—this can be helped with mild pain medications. The tissue around the teeth may appear discolored. Your bite may feel slightly different, but the teeth will adapt. You cannot brush or floss for the first 7-10 days after treatment, and you will need to follow a liquid or mushy diet. Smoking decreases results for all gum treatments, including LANAP.

As the gums heal, the teeth will shift, and your bite will need to be adjusted several times over the coming months. Splints may be fabricated to stabilize and immobilize the teeth. It is important that you wear these splints as instructed to promote healing. Expect to have your teeth professionally cleaned every three months for at least the first year, and then as recommended by your dentist.

Patients with moderate-to-severe gum disease can especially benefit from the LANAP protocol. The LANAP protocol is also an excellent treatment option for patients who are fearful of conventional scalpel surgery and patients taking certain medications, such as blood thinners. With the LANAP protocol, patients do not have to stop taking any medications.

The health risks of gum disease go far beyond the loss of teeth. There is a connection between gum disease and a number of serious medical conditions. People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, and have nearly twice the risk of having a fatal heart attack. Gum disease has also been linked to other health problems, including respiratory disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction, HPV, and pregnancy complications.

Using the PerioLase MVP-7, we can often save ailing or failing implants in a similar manner using the LAPIP™ protocol. We use the same laser, but different laser settings and light exposure that will help your implant stabilize while destroying periodontal pathogens and endotoxins.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease begins when a film called plaque accumulates on the teeth and calcium from saliva hardens the plaque—this calcified plaque is called tartar or calculus. Certain types of germs that live in this plaque and calculus damage gum tissue. Your body tries to fight this infection with an inflammatory attack, sending white blood cells to the area to destroy the bacteria. This inflammation causes the tissue to bleed easily when you brush or floss. This stage of the condition is called gingivitis.

If the infection and inflammation persist the result is a chronic inflammatory condition where, in addition to the gums, ligament and bone around the teeth are destroyed—often with no symptoms. At this stage it is called periodontitis.

Signs/Symptoms of Moderate-Advanced Gum Disease Include:

  • Gums that are red, swollen, and bleed easily
  • Gums that seem to have pulled away from the teeth
  • Bad breath or halitosis
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Teeth that seem to be loose or moving away from one another
  • Change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Change in the way your partial denture or implant-supported restorations fit
  • Or no symptoms at all!

What Are the Risk Factors for Gum Disease?

Well known risk factors for periodontitis include genetics, stress, avoiding the dentist, no brushing or flossing, and some medical conditions. Smokers are significantly more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers.

It’s not just about your teeth anymore — gum disease has been linked to numerous health problems, with new studies emerging all the time linking oral and overall health.

  • ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
  • STROKE
  • RESPIRATORY DISEASE
  • BREAST CANCER
  • HEART DISEASE
  • PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
  • KIDNEY CANCER
  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
  • PANCREATIC CANCER
  • BLOOD CANCER
  • DIABETES
  • OSTEOPOROSIS

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  • "My husband and I been Dr. Ahmed patients for almost fifteen years, my husband more years than me..We love Dr.Ahmed and her staff. We would not change her for the world. .she's the most comprehensive, com passionate, friendly, the best Dentist ever..Anyone who visit her office would love her and her staff as we do..We recommend her to anyone who wants to have a great Dentist and familiar environment."
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  • "Dr. Ahmed and her staff were very caring and really took great care to make me feel comfortable and informed of my dental health. Highly recommend if you are looking for a good dentist!"
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  • "These doctor are superb the only reason why they did get the 5th star is because I have to see them next week, Let not forget the receptionist and the other staff members all's good."
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  • "My wife and I have been coming to see Dr. Ahmed for nearly 2 years, and I think I can speak for both of us in saying that this office provides the best dental care experience either of us have ever had.

    Dr. Ahmed’s charisma creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere, and her wit always gets a laugh out of me - even with a mouthful of gauze! She also recently talked me into bonding a chipped tooth that I had I had given up on after several bad experiences with other dentists. Not only did Dr. Ahmed perform the work more quickly than I thought was possible, but her dedication to both her craft and the wishes of each individual patient ensured that my smile is now more perfect than it has ever been."
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  • "This dentist is great Dr Faten is very nice and the staff are professional and kind. The place is very clean and the wait is not long, I have been with this dentist for over 29 year ."
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  • "Dr. Ahmed and her staff are all very personable and she is a great dentist. She always makes sure her patient is not in any discomfort and is very pleasant to be around. Her staff is very helpful. I’ve just switched to her but am pleased."
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  • "Dr. Ahmed has been my dentist for over 20 years. I always look forward to my next visit, when I can be sure of being greeted with a huge welcome and a smile by her receptionist, Chanel, staff, X-ray technicians, dental assistants, her faithful accountant, George, and Dr. Ahmed herself. How many people can say they look forward to their dentist appointments? I have undergone many dental procedures over the last two decades, ranging from fillings, crowns and bridges to periodontal treatment (done twice), bonding and whitening my teeth. I had root canals performed by her trusted colleague Dr. Chan. I got also great referrals for implants. Dr. Ahmed is not only warm and caring but her professionalism is extraordinary. She keeps up with the latest technology such as digital X-ray and intraoral camera, so that I get to see all my teeth on the screen. I recommend Dr. Ahmed’s dental services with my own huge smile, compliments of my very well taken care teeth."
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  • "Most of us dread going to the dentist, but one (1) visit to BW Dental will definitely change that feeling. I have been coming to BW Dental for several years, Dr. Ahmed and her staff are excellent. They are professional, courteous and very punctual. Above all the atmosphere of the office is always calm & peaceful, which is why I highly recommend BW Dental."
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  • "Dr. Ahmed has been my dentist since I started as a city worker. Very professional, and attentive to my needs. Her staff are very courteous and respectful. Though I live in the Bronx, I don't mine the commute downtown to visit her as my dentist."
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  • "Dr. Ahmed saw me right away on Monday morning after I endured a cracked tooth over the weekend. She has also seen my spouse on an emergency walk-in basis. She is very friendly and a fine dentist, also reasonable. I have spoken with Dr. Ahmed about my long-term dental plan and she has suggested several options to me. I couldn't speak with my prior dentist for more than 5 minutes at most. He simply wasn't helpful. Therefore it is wonderful to find a dentist like Dr. Faten Ahmed who is understanding (a great person) and someone that you can speak with about your long-term dental plan. Her staff is very nice as well. She prescribed antibiotics and took care of my tooth right away. I recommend her highly."
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  • "Outstanding customer service. As a new patient, I was treated with the utmost respect from the time I called to schedule an appointment (which I had to reschedule so many times) to checking in at the front desk, from getting my dental cleaning to then paying for my service. I personally want to thank Shanelle at the front desk for helping me navigate the new patient process with much ease. I also want to thank Bridget for being so nice during my x-rays and during my cleaning. Most importantly, I want to thank my new dentist, Dr. Ahmed for being so approachable, dedicated, and down right professional. She told me everything I needed to know, why I needed to know it, and what I should do about it. For the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have control over my dental health because of how empowered the staff made me feel."
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  • "I've been a patient with Dr Ahmed for years and she is a dedicated, caring person who always has the needs of her patients of utmost importance. Her highly courteous staff are respectful and professional. Mr George is always their for all patients in helping us with whatever financial assistance we may be in need of"
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  • "Dr. Faten Ahmed Was keen on my teeth health and appearance. She massage my gums and comfort my teeth before performing the regular checkup. Definitely recommend the Dr. Ahmed for regular check up and dental advise!
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  • "This is a must go destination for your dentistry needs. I have medical coverage which is fine for cleaning and checkups. The Dr....not a hygienist cleans my teeth. That is unheard of in 25 years of utilizing dentists in the Tribeca area. Only the best for my teeth thank you. The atmosphere is clean, modern and accommodating while somehow giving you a feeling of privacy even in a location with other patients. Their COVID-19 entrance policy should be standard for all medical practices. Simple,straight to the point and effective. Due to timing and Dr. A’s skill I’m potentially avoiding 2 route canals. I’m currently in the process of a dental implant with them also. So far so good. The things that my insurance won’t cover. Go there let her give you a check up. She will do as much as possible to save your teeth and provide you with your options. These are difficult times and the professionalism of the entire staff is top notch."
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  • "Dr Ahmed's office is always professional, pleasant, clean, informative, and well managed. This was our first visit to any medical office since the Pandemic. The staff screened us for temp checks and provided sanitizing protocols as well as seating to meet social distancing requirements...no other patients in the space while we were there..and we felt safe. My husband and I are thankful to be able to get dental services during this time..and received excellent service as usual..."
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  • "Dr.Ahmed is gold. Shes caring, skilled , attentive and wont scam you. Highly recommended. Her staff is also kind and very organized."
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  • "Dr. Faten Ahmed Was keen on my teeth health and appearance. She massage my gums and comfort my teeth before performing the regular checkup. Definitely recommend the Dr. Ahmed for regular check up and dental advise!
    Thank you 😊"
    Ali E. ★★★★★
  • "Dr. Ahmed is very sweet, and has a great sense of humor. She did a great job on my cleaning (I had not gone to the dentist in over 5 years). The reception and billing staff are also very nice and courteous. Overall great experience."
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  • "I've been a patient with Dr Ahmed for years and she is a dedicated, caring person who always has the needs of her patients of utmost importance. Her highly courteous staff are respectful and professional. Mr George is always their for all patients in helping us with whatever financial assistance we may be in need of"
    Nathaniel T. ★★★★★
  • "I have been to BW Dental for 5 or 6 times for cleaning and a couple of cavities over the past few years. Dr. Ahmed is an excellent dentist and always ensures that everything is 100%. Nice office and very professional staff. I highly recommend BW."
    Joe K. ★★★★★
  • "Dr.Ahmed has been my Dentist since the 1980s. She took care of my whole family ever since my children were young until they grew up and moved away. She is still my Dentist and I intend to stay with her, because she is that good. I' ll recommend her to anyone who needs a good Dentist."
    Chris A. ★★★★★
  • "Dr. Ahmed has been my dentist since I started as a city worker. Very professional, and attentive to my needs. Her staff are very courteous and respectful. Though I live in the Bronx, I don't mine the commute downtown to visit her as my dentist."
    Carmen L. ★★★★★
  • "Most of us dread going to the dentist, but one (1) visit to BW Dental will definitely change that feeling. I have been coming to BW Dental for several years, Dr. Ahmed and her staff are excellent. They are professional, courteous and very punctual. Above all the atmosphere of the office is always calm & peaceful, which is why I highly recommend BW Dental."
    Matthew H. ★★★★★
  • "What else to say? This place is absolutely amazing, they make you feel like home. Great service, friendly staff."
    Marcelie F. ★★★★
  • "Dr. Ahmed and her staff are all very personable and she is a great dentist. She always makes sure her patient is not in any discomfort and is very pleasant to be around. Her staff is very helpful. I’ve just switched to her but am pleased."
    Jenna ★★★★★
  • "This dentist is great Dr Faten is very nice and the staff are professional and kind. The place is very clean and the wait is not long, I have been with this dentist for over 29 year ."
    Diana T. ★★★★★
  • "These doctor are superb the only reason why they did get the 5th star is because I have to see them next week, Let not forget the receptionist and the other staff members all's good."
    Rigor ★★★★
  • "Dr. Ahmed and her staff were very caring and really took great care to make me feel comfortable and informed of my dental health. Highly recommend if you are looking for a good dentist!"
    Fan C. ★★★★★
  • "My husband and I been Dr. Ahmed patients for almost fifteen years, my husband more years than me..We love Dr.Ahmed and her staff. We would not change her for the world. .she's the most comprehensive, com passionate, friendly, the best Dentist ever..Anyone who visit her office would love her and her staff as we do..We recommend her to anyone who wants to have a great Dentist and familiar environment."
    Canasasha F. ★★★★★

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