"After much thought, discussion and hesitation I decided to go ahead and do LANAP with Dr. Robert Zupnik. You see, I had the "old" surgery 8 years ago and still remember how painful and long the recovery was. I have heard about great results with LANAP and since I was in need of surgery again I decided to try it.Julie B
To my amazement this procedure is light years ahead of the old procedure. First of all, the procedure is quick. Only about 1 1/2 hours per side of the mouth. The procedure itself is virtually painless. The worst part is the Novocain shots and then there is basically no feeling at all. There is virtually no pain with the recovery either. Motrin was all that was needed and although you are instructed to take if for a few days, there was virtually no discomfort.
I was nervous about the soft food diet and learned quickly to adapt. This should not be a roadblock for anyone. Food in a blender is not as bad as it sounds!
Finally, my results have been fantastic. I am now 5 months out from the procedure and Dr. Zupnik is very pleased with the results. This should be a game changer for anyone who is scared and hesitant because of pain and recovery time!"
"What I thought would be 2 hours of bad pain, was not!" I was first reluctant to do this laser treatment because of the terrible pain I may experience during and after the treatment. My thoughts and fears were truly exaggerated. Yes, there was pain, when I received the numbing injection during the procedure I really did not feel any pain at all and only discomfort from having to keep my mouth open. After the procedure, I did experience some dull aching pain which was relived by the Motrin. Swelling was minimal, I experience no post procedure complications. The only disadvantage I had was the fact I had to change my diet to clean/soft (I love my food!!!) That's just a small sacrifice to make which was well worth it. Overall the experience was actually a good experience. What I though initially was over exaggerated to me it well worth the minimal discomfort to have a healthy set of teeth and gums."Thomas Gatts