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LANAP® Procedure

Dr. Zeren  utilizes LANAP® (also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) which was the first laser -based for the treatment of Periodontal (gum) Disease cleared by the FDA and the first patented periodontal procedure. Dr. Zeren was the first periodontist in the Baltimore area to be certified and to incorporate LANAP to treat periodontal infection. He is currently and Instructor Candidate for the Center of Advanced Laser Dentistry in Cerritos, California where he trains other dentists to become certified LANAP® doctors.

50 people out of 100 have moderate to severe gum disease, 40 out of the 50 don’t know it, and only 3 people out of 100 will ever get treated before it’s too late.

Gum disease is a silent, painless, chronic, communicable, bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction catch the individual’s attention. Traditional treatments for gum disease have, until LANAP®, been perceived as painful with a long and uncomfortable recovery, scaring patients away and causing the epidemic numbers suffering with this preventable and now attractively treatable disease.

In most cases,  a consultation is scheduled to explain how the laser works and give you a demonstration. Next,   X-rays will be taken to make a definitive diagnoses and determine the extent of the infection. When you return for your first LANAP® Procedure treatment, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. A general anesthetic isn’t necessary, because the LANAP® Procedure is much less traumatic. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away. The procedure is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions. Dr. Zeren will treat one half of your mouth at each session…and you’ll probably feel good enough to go right back to work afterwards.

Dr. Karl Zeren
Dr. Karl Zeren
Dr. Zeren and his staff are here to help you attain your treatment objectives by providing the highest level of Professional care in a manner that is comfortable and pleasant. We consider our role to be that of educators as well as clinicians, your questions are always welcomed and encouraged. We want to establish a relationship of mutual understanding, trust and respect. We are committed to providing technical excellence with exceptional attention to patient comfort.

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