Laser Dentistry | LANAP
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and it is the first and only laser surgery to treat gum disease that’s backed by both clinical and laboratory research, and is FDA approved. In the past, some of the treatments that have been used to handle the condition have been somewhat painful and fairly invasive, and this new approach has dealt with a lot of those problems.
We understand that it is a fairly new idea for some people and that patients may have a lot of questions, both about how it is done, how safe it is, and what the benefits are as compared to traditional surgery. It has been in use since 1994 and the idea is that it works through regeneration as opposed to re-sectioning the gum.
Developed by Robert H. Gregg II and Delwin McCarthy, LANAP has helped a large number of people to handle their gum disease in a definitive and less painful manner. It has been gaining popularity all the while, because of its success and the fact that it is less invasive and therefore less painful for patients.
For patients with moderate to severe gum disease, LANAP offers a less invasive, more patient friendly alternative to traditional gum surgery. Below you will find a video + diagram explaining the LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy™ treatment procedure as well as a link to a recent article featured on IFoundMyDoctor.com