LANAP® – Laser Gum Treatment

LANAPLaser Periodontal Treatment

LANAP®: An alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, this FDA-cleared laser treatment is the only scientifically-proven methodology that may result in periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment. It can target the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue, slow or even stop any attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allow the body to recover from a chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures.

During laser gum therapy, a dental professional uses a specialized laser device that emits a high-energy light. This laser light is directed at the infected gum tissues and helps to remove the bacteria and diseased tissue while preserving the healthy tissue.

One of the main benefits of laser therapy is that it is minimally invasive, meaning it involves less cutting and suturing compared to traditional methods. This reduces post-operative discomfort and promotes faster healing. The laser also cauterizes the blood vessels, leading to minimal bleeding during the procedure.

Laser periodontal treatment, also known as laser gum therapy or LANAP, has several benefits and limitations. Here are some of them:

Benefits of Laser Periodontal Gum Treatment

  1. Minimally invasive: Laser gum treatment is less invasive compared to traditional methods. It involves minimal cutting and suturing, resulting in reduced post-operative discomfort.


  2. Reduced bleeding: Laser technology cauterizes the blood vessels during the procedure, leading to minimal bleeding. This can improve patient comfort and shorten recovery time.


  3. Improved precision: Lasers allow for the targeting of infected gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue. This promotes better healing and reduces the chances of complications.


  4. Faster healing: The laser’s high-energy light promotes tissue regeneration, leading to faster healing compared to conventional methods.


  5. Reduced risk of infection: Lasers kill bacteria during the treatment, reducing the risk of infection in the treated areas.

Limitations of Laser Periodontal Gum Treatment

  1. Limited penetration: Laser energy has a limited depth of penetration, which might restrict its effectiveness for severe or deep gum disease cases.

  2. Operator skill required: Performing laser gum treatment requires a skilled operator who is experienced in using the laser technology effectively. This can limit the accessibility of the treatment.

  3. Cost: Laser equipment can be expensive, which might lead to higher costs for patients compared to traditional treatment methods.

  4. Not suitable for all cases: Laser treatment might not be appropriate for all patients, depending on the severity and extent of gum disease. Your periodontist will assess your specific condition and determine the most suitable treatment approach.


It’s important to discuss your specific case with a periodontist, a dental specialist, to determine if laser periodontal treatment is the right option for you. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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