At Argyle Family Dental, Dr. Ava Khodakhast and her team in Centennial, Colorado, work to provide the best possible care and treatment for patients. If you are interested in learning more about working with a dental clinic offering a wide range of technologically advanced solutions for the smile, it may be time to talk to our team about laser periodontal therapy. With this minimally-invasive, laser-assisted new attachment periodontal treatment or LANAP, we can help you treat periodontitis at any stage and improve your oral health.
LANAP is a revolutionary new laser-assisted gum disease treatment system. This periodontal therapy option uses advanced laser technology to gently remove bacteria and diseased tissue around the teeth, eliminating the need for more invasive procedures like scaling and root planing.
The LANAP protocol requires that our team start by performing an extensive examination of your mouth, including X-rays and measurements of your gums, to determine your exact needs. Then, Dr. Ava Khodakhast, our skilled and experienced dentist, will start the treatment with a laser that is inserted between the gums and teeth to remove bacteria from below the gum line without damaging healthy tissue or bone.
Finally, we will use an ultrasonic instrument to gently clean up any remaining plaque, followed by a second pass of the laser, which seals off the pocket. This helps reduce swelling and inflammation, which increases patient comfort throughout the healing process. We will also make sure to use a topical antibiotic ointment or gel to help prevent infection from occurring afterward.
After completing the LANAP protocol at Argyle Family Dental, our team will provide you with post-treatment instructions and follow-up care to help ensure the best results.
Dr. Ava Khodakhast evaluates patients before providing this treatment to ensure they are good candidates. If so, the treatment has many benefits, which makes it a popular solution for individuals who need to restore their oral health and wellness.
LANAP has many benefits over traditional gum therapy and surgeries. LANAP:
At Argyle Family Dental, we are committed to ensuring we have the latest technologies to provide patients with restorative and regenerative dentistry solutions for their smiles.
We are conveniently located at 8120 South Holly Street, Suite #208, and are excited to meet you!
Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite dental artistry crafted by Dr. Ava Khodakhast, a
distinguished prosthodontist whose journey is a testament to the fusion of science and art in
dentistry. With an unwavering commitment to elevating lives through her specialized expertise, Dr.
Khodakhast has redefined the landscape of prosthodontics, captivating hearts with her transformative
Embarking on her odyssey in 2000 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Khodakhast's passion for her craft led her to traverse continents for knowledge. She pursued her American DDS at the esteemed University of Missouri, Kansas City, setting the foundation for a remarkable career. Yet, her thirst for mastery pushed her to delve deeper. Venturing into the realm of complexity, she dedicated three intensive years at the Medical College of Georgia, earning a master's in Oral Biology and seamlessly entwining it with a Residency in Prosthodontics.
Prosthodontics is the symphony of precision and creativity, where every note is a smile transformed. Dr. Khodakhast is a virtuoso in this art, specializing in intricate cosmetic makeovers, implant procedures, and comprehensive mouth rehabilitation. Recognized as a "Diplomate" by the American Board of Prosthodontics and as a "Fellow" by the American College of Prosthodontists, she soars among the select few who define excellence in this arena. Her certification as a prosthodontist is a testament to her rigorous education and training, making her a beacon of expertise for dental and maxillofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Dentists themselves entrust their patients to her care, a testament to her unparalleled mastery.
A luminary in academia, Dr. Khodakhast served as the assistant director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She also worked in private practice at UMKC, applying the techniques and skills she taught in complicated, aesthetic case settings. During her junior year of college, she graced India with her charitable work, a touch of humanity that infuses her artistry with compassion.
Emanating from the core of her being is a dedication to her patient's well-being. You can rely on her to provide unparalleled care rooted in scientific precision and artistic commitment.