The LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a modern and minimally invasive dental procedure used to treat periodontal disease. It involves the use of a specialized laser to target and remove diseased gum tissue while preserving the healthy surrounding areas. During the LANAP® procedure, the laser energy is carefully directed into the periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria and promote the regeneration of gum tissue and bone. The laser also seals the treated area, minimizing bleeding, discomfort, and recovery time. LANAP® offers numerous benefits, including reduced post-operative pain, faster healing, and preservation of the natural gumline. This innovative technique has revolutionized periodontal treatment by providing patients with a more comfortable and efficient alternative to traditional gum surgery.

The LANAP® procedure offers several benefits compared to traditional gum surgery:

  • Minimally invasive: LANAP® is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it involves less cutting and suturing compared to traditional gum surgery. It uses a specialized laser to target and remove diseased tissue, preserving the healthy gum tissue.

  • Reduced discomfort: LANAP® is generally associated with less post-operative pain and discomfort. The laser used in the procedure is precise and minimizes trauma to the surrounding tissues, resulting in a more comfortable experience for patients.

  • Faster healing time: LANAP® promotes faster healing compared to traditional gum surgery. The laser energy stimulates the body’s natural healing response, helping to regenerate gum tissue and bone. Patients often experience less swelling and a shorter recovery period.

  • Preservation of gumline and teeth: LANAP® is designed to specifically target diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. This approach preserves the natural gumline and minimizes the risk of gum recession. It also helps to retain the teeth by promoting tissue regeneration and reducing the progression of periodontal disease.

  • Minimal bleeding: The laser used in LANAP® has a cauterizing effect, which helps to seal blood vessels during the procedure. This results in minimal bleeding during and after the treatment, enhancing patient comfort and allowing for a cleaner surgical field.

Dr. Chang is LANAP® Certified, offering our patients the benefits of this minimally invasive and highly effective treatment for periodontal disease.