ABOUT LANAP®

LANAP® Introductory Video

LANAP® Laser Periodontal Therapy


Although gum disease isn’t widely talked about, over 50% of American adults suffer from infections below their gum lines. Gum disease is linked to several health problems, including but not limited to: heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

Traditional gum disease treatment options often involve cutting the gum tissue or extracting the teeth. However, our office is certified in a unique laser gum disease treatment called the LANAP® Protocol – which uses a PerioLase® MVP7™ wavelength dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums, while leaving the healthy tissue intact. 

Due to the gentle nature of this procedure, our patients typically see immediate results. Although the gum tissue will need time to recover and heal, patients undergoing this type of treatment enjoy faster healing times and more predictable results. 

Patient Benefits

  • Faster Healing: the LANAP® Protocol is minimally invasive – which allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.
  • Less Discomfort: patients report less pain during and after surgery.
  • Minimal Recovery Time: most patients can immediately return to their normal daily routines.
  • Little to No Gum Recession: because this procedure doesn’t require cutting the gums, there is less risk of tissue and gum recession.
  • Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding: the PerioLase® MVP7™ targets inflammatory bacteria while keeping health tissue intact.
  • Saves Teeth: patients can keep their natural teeth sometimes, even when the teeth have been otherwise deemed as ‘hopeless’. 
  • Safe for patients with Pre-existing Conditions: LANAP® Protocol is safe for patients who have any underlying health conditions or concerns.