Welcome to Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA, a family periodontal dentistry practice.
The longevity of dental implants relies on maintaining healthy gum tissue around the implants. Unfortuantely there are some implant patients that experience complications due to bacteria-causing inflammation or bleeding around the implant which usually requires immediate treatment. This condition is known as peri-implantitis or peri-implant disease.
A modification of the LANAP protocol know as LAPIP – (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) also uses the PerioLase MVP-7 laser technology to treat infections around implants without removing the ailing or failing implant. LAPIP removes the infection and helps regrow the bone without harming the healthy tissue. This innovative treatment offers an option for patients because even maintaining or healing ailing implants reduces the need for more invasive and costly procedures, and may prevent the worst case scenario – implant replacement.
The entire process can be completed in a single appointment. Like the LANAP protocol, these pateints do very well with little swelling or discomfort and minimal down-time. If you think you may be suffering from peri-implantitis, please contact our Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA office to schedule an evaluation to discuss this innovative treatment option.