In modern dentistry, the wonders that can be performed are no surprise. With a shift towards minimally invasive procedures that spare patient stress and pain, the use of lasers is becoming ever more common. What is surprising though is that serious issues such as periodontitis, which used to require surgery, can now be more effectively treated using sophisticated LANAP laser technology. Your Central London based dentist is now able to avoid an extensive surgical procedure by simply targeting the infected area of tissue and destroying it neatly. This is preferable to surgery for a number of reasons. These include the fact that more healthy gum tissue is preserved because of the impressive level of precision that LANAP can attain. Also, LANAP not only allows but encourages surrounding connective tissue to regenerate and grow. This is permitted by complete removal of the necrotic epithelium, giving the previously infected area a total reprieve from battling against harmful micro-organisms. In many cases of advanced periodontitis, patients must resort to tooth extraction followed by restorations such as dentures and bridges. If this is not the case, then they usually are freed from infection but are forced to contend with highly sensitive teeth in the future. With LANAP, patients are able to cut out the levels of sensitivity, rid themselves of infection and retain their natural dentition, which is always the ideal outcome of any dental treatment.