Dr. Ludlow is one of the most experienced and highly trained dentists in the Salt Lake City, UT area. He has been providing comprehensive dental care for over 35 years and was one of the first in the area to incorporate the use of laser dentistry into patient treatments.
Laser dentistry is highly effective when used to treat a wide range of periodontal concerns, often enabling patients to avoid oral surgery. Dr. Ludlow is trained in the LANAP procedure, an FDA cleared laser treatment that has proven to be highly successful in removing diseased tissue, stimulating healthy tissue regeneration and offering a long term solution to advanced gum disease. Performed in the comfort of our Holladay, UT dentist office, LANAP can give back a healthy, stable smile without the need for invasive and painful oral surgery.
LANAP: How Does It Work?
The LANAP procedure is completed over a series of 2-4 visits, depending on the severity of your gum disease. The laser used in LANAP works to stimulate regeneration without breaking down tissue, for a result that can stabilize and improve oral health with minimal bleeding and other side effects associated with an invasive treatment option.
The LANAP procedure can restore healthy gums, which not only support healthy teeth but play an important role in your overall health and well-being. Your gums serve as a protective barrier between harmful bacteria in the mouth and the rest of your body. When gum disease compromises the integrity of gum tissue, this harmful bacteria can enter the bloodstream and lead to internal inflammation. This has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular or systemic disease.
Maintain Your LANAP Results
After receiving LANAP treatment for gum disease, Dr. Ludlow often recommends the ongoing use of Perio Protect® to maintain your LANAP results and avoid future periodontal infection. Perio Protect is an in-home treatment system that uses clear trays to administer medication to your gums and into hard to reach periodontal pockets. Perio Protect is a non-invassive, comfortable treatment that fights off gum disease-causing bacteria prolonging the results of LANAP therapy for optimal oral health.
Holladay Dental Excellence is a Premier Provider of Perio Protect products in the Salt Lake City area. Patients can purchase any recommended items and refills at our front desk.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have concerns about the health of your gums, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ludlow in our Salt Lake City area dentist office. Through thorough evaluation of your oral health, Dr. Ludlow can provide treatment recommendations for getting back a smile that is healthy, comfortable and functional. Dr. Ludlow provides the comprehensive care you need to restore your dental health in a caring, compassionate environment. We offer sedation dentistry for patients with dental anxiety and strive to meet your unique needs with personalized care and advice.
To schedule an appointment, contact us at (801) 742-8441 or request one online.