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Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP/LAPIP)

Over 50% of American adults have gum disease and yet it isn’t widely talked about. Patients suffering from gum disease often feel less confident and fear losing their teeth. Our office is certified in a unique laser gum disease treatment, the LANAP protocol (a patented periodontal treatment, cleared by the FDA in 2004).

The LANAP protocol is a laser-based treatment that involves no cutting and suturing. The protocol uses a specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact. Patients typically report less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure, compared to traditional periodontal surgery

Patient Benefits:

  • Faster Healing: LANAP® is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.

  • Less Discomfort: Patients report less discomfort during and after surgery.

  • Minimal Recovery Time: Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.

  • Little to No Gum Recession: Because the procedure doesn’t require cutting the gums, there is less risk of recession and your beautiful smile is maintained.

  • Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy tissue.

  • Saves Teeth: Patients can keep their natural teeth sometimes even when the teeth have been deemed ‘hopeless’ with traditional treatments. Keeping your natural teeth has been linked to a longer lifespan!

  • Safe for patients with Health Concerns: LANAP® protocol is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.