A diagram of the LANAP procedure.

What Is LANAP?

We recommend laser gum surgery over traditional methods. The Nd: YAG laser is an improvement over classic osseous surgery. In fact, the Nd: YAG laser is used in the LANAP ® protocol, a breakthrough alternative treatment to prevent and remove gum infections.

The laser allows for better healing, patient comfort and it promotes better bone health. Through stimulation, it encourages the regrowth of bone lost to periodontal disease. This allows us to save loose teeth, avoid the need for extraction and any other subsequent procedures needed to replace missing teeth.

Treatment with LANAP improves the health of your teeth and entire smile. It is the ideal procedure for better results to your oral health. Find out how it works and how you can preserve your teeth with this breakthrough procedure.

How Does Laser Gum Surgery Work?

The LANAP procedure is performed without any negative effects healthy tissue. We can now simply place a laser tip in between your teeth and gums to allow the laser wavelength to vaporize the bacteria and diseased tissue up to 6 mm. This kills any of the germs that cause gum infections. After laser surgery, your gums will be healthier.

Preserve Your Teeth with LANAP

Gum disease can affect your healthy smile, leaving you with bleeding gums, receding gums, and bad breath. Without treatment, you could lose your teeth and bone. More than half of American adults suffer from chronic periodontal disease.

If you have periodontal disease and want to avoided treatment, laser gum surgery can help you to restore the health of your smile without scalpels, pain or sutures. Contact us at Preserve Your Teeth Dentistry® to ask about the LANAP protocol, and schedule an appointment with one of our dentist. We can help perform this very treatment and preserve your teeth with long-lasting results.


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