long junctional epithelium

long junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

(lawng jŭngkshŭn-ăl epi-thēlē-ŭm)
Primary pattern of healing that occurs after periodontal débridement; no new periodontal ligament or bone forms.
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LANAP, as it is also referred, has a unique and company specific regulatory claim for "cementum-mediated new periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.
Robert Gregg II, DDS, co-founder and chief dental officer added, "The publication of this study in a prestigious, peer-reviewed journal adds to the growing body of scientific evidence that LANAP is a complete and effective periodontal disease treatment protocol that can routinely result in cementum-mediated new periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.
Millennium Dental Technologies is the first and only company to receive exclusive clearance for a complete periodontal disease treatment protocol, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), for cementum-mediated new periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.