Dental Lasers in Dentistry

LAPIP Protocol

A Laser-Based Approach To Helping To Treat Ailing and Failing Dental Implants

Using the PerioLase MVP-7, we can often save ailing or failing implants using the LAPIP protocol.

We use the same laser, but different laser settings and light exposure to help your implant stabilize while destroying periodontal pathogens and endotoxins. The LAPIP protocol utilizes the unique PerioLase® MVP-7, a Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills derivative of the LANAP protocol.

This means the opportunity to protect your implant investment with no cutting, bone grafting or stitches. This means less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you and your employer.

The LAPIP protocol:

  • Allows removal of diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue
  • Eliminates the infection
  • Helps maintain the height of the tissue around implants,
  • Minimizes pain and discomfort to the patient, and
  • Closes the periodontal pocket wound to allow healing to take place.

Overview of the LAPIP Protocol* Treatment:

A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B. Laser vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and titanium corrosion contaminants in soft tissue.
C. Ultrasonic scaler tips are used to remove surface accretions.
D. Bone is modified at time of surgery.
E. Laser is used to form a stable fibrin blood clot containing stem cells from bone.
F. Adhesion to clean surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system’.  
G. Occlusal trauma is adjusted.
H. New attachment is regenerated.

The LAPIP protocol is a no-risk first line treatment that preserves other treatment options. Controlling peri-implant disease makes it possible to save and protect your implant

*This graphic is for illustrative purposes only and is not a technical representation of the LAPIP protocol.

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