LANAP = Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR)
The LANAP protocol is a laser-based treatment for gum disease. There is no cutting and suturing with the LANAP protocol. Patients typically report less pain and discomfort during and after the procedure, compared to traditional periodontal surgery. This patient friendly procedure helps you get healthy again comfortably, without fear. Generally, the LANAP protocol is less invasive than traditional surgery and helps maintain a beautiful smile line.
The LANAP protocol is a patented periodontal treatment, cleared by the FDA in 2004. The procedure can only be done with the PerioLase® MVP-7; this laser operates at a specific wavelength that attacks the bacteria that contributes to gum disease while leaving healthy tissue intact. Post-surgical recession and tooth sensitivity, which can be significant following traditional gum surgery, are also greatly reduced.
• Some of the primary benefits of LANAP laser surgery as compared to traditional cut-and-sew surgery are:
• Less pain
• Less bleeding
• Less sensitivity
• Less gum loss
• Less swelling
• Very little downtime after treatment
• Less Post-op infections
• Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
• Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery