Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
LANAP painlessly removes the noxious elements that cause gum disease with no cut, no sew, and no fear. It is a surgical therapy specially designed to treat periodontitis through regeneration rather than resection.
LANAP is a laser based approach to treating gum disease using a special kind of laser called the PerioLase-MVP-7™. This minimally invasive procedure uses a laser fiber, which is only about as wide as three human hairs. The laser is inserted between the gum tissue and your tooth, removing the diseased tissue, and allowing the tissue to re-attach to the clean root surface creating a "closed system". The closed system stimulates the existing stem cells that permit the formation of new root surface coating and new connective tissue to form onto the tooth roots.
Compared to traditional gum surgery, there is much less discomfort with the LANAP, post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and of short duration. LANAP is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.