What is LAPIP?
LAPIP stands for Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP®) and is a revolutionary laser gum treatment for dental implant patients, based on the successful LANAP protocol.
Is LAPIP right for me?
LAPIP has been developed for people with dental implants who are affected by peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis is similar to gum disease, and can:
develop in people with dental implants, as a result of poor oral hygiene and other factors
affect the area surrounding an implant post, as opposed to a natural tooth root
lead to bleeding gums and bone deterioration
progress at a rapid rate, and if left untreated, can result in loosening and eventual loss of the dental implant.
Our experienced dentist Dr Peter Elfar utilises the LAPIP® protocol to treat peri-implantitis before it can cause more serious health concerns. This system is less costly to the patient and can successfully treat a failing implant without the invasive nature of traditional surgery. Through the advanced laser technology, we are able to stop the infection from progressing and improve your oral health.
The LAPIP protocol is a modification of the LANAP protocol to effectively treat the unique challenges of failing implants and destroy periodontal pathogens and endotoxins. The LAPIP protocol with the PerioLase MVP-7 is the only laser periodontal protocol to show significant results in the treatment of peri-implantitis.
Benefits of LAPIP®
LAPIP® holds numerous advantages for patients seeking treatment for peri-implantitis. Compared to traditional gum surgery, patients can expect the following from their laser gum treatment:
No cutting or sutures
Doesn’t affect surrounding healthy tissue
Stimulates gum regeneration
Virtually pain free
How does LAPIP® Work?
The LAPIP protocol uses a laser to penetrate the soft tissue to kill bacteria and biofilm that cause peri-implantitis, without damaging healthy tissue.
The PerioLase MVP-7 laser targets and removes the dark pigmented gram-negative anaerobic pathogens such as p. gingivalis that cause periodontitis. The precision of LAPIP saves healthy tissue from damage and supports the body's healing efforts.
LAPIP® is a similar process to the LANAP™ protocol, but less laser energy is used to treat the affected area. During the procedure, laser is guided along the periodontal pocket to remove any infected tissue. The affected implants are then scaled to remove harmful bacteria. To complete the LAPIP® procedure, the laser is used to further sterilise the area and seal the tissue, stimulating the healing process.
Clinical evidence confirms that the LerioLase MVP-7 can reduce tissue loss, and supports positive results in the regeneration of supportive tissue and bone.