Union Street Dental Care features LAPIP laser periodontal treatments. LAPIP is a dental procedure that treats “peri-implantitis,” or infection and disease in and around dental implants. Call 415-922-3886 to learn more about LAPIP laser periodontal treatments in San Francisco, California, and to schedule your consultation with one of our dentists.
Despite our best efforts, complications do occasionally occur with dental implants. Sometimes, dental implants can become infected below the gum line, resulting in bone loss around the implant, and in some cases resulting in the loss of the implant itself. This condition is known as “peri-implantitis.” It can be caused due to infection and disease, medication, or even by aging.
LAPIP, or Laser Assisted Peri-Implant Procedure, is a specific laser procedure to treat infection and disease in and around your dental implant. In some cases, LAPIP is able to regenerate new bone around your implant. No scalpels or stitches are involved in this procedure, which means that the integrity of your tooth structure is retained and future treatment options remain viable.
During a LAPIP treatment, a perio probe will investigate excessive pocket depth and the laser will vaporize bacteria and diseased tissue. Ultrasonic scaler tips will remove any surface accretions, and the laser will be used again for form a stable blood clot and close the system.
We invite you to contact our practice today to learn more about LAPIP laser surgery and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dintcho and Dr. Shapira.