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What is LANAP?

What is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP)?
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a Laser Periodontal Therapy technique, is the first and only specific periodontal protocol to receive FDA clearance and has been in widespread use by the dental community for many years. LANAP is typically performed in a dentist's office under local anesthesia to eliminate any possible discomfort. Prior to the procedure, the dentist does a periodontal charting and takes X-rays to make a definitive diagnosis and determine the extent of the infection. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum and the infection is cleared away without cutting or stitching of the gums. The tooth roots are then thoroughly cleaned of tartar and plaque and the laser is used again with a different setting to create a stable, firm blood clot to seal the pocket. The dentist treats one half of the patient's mouth at each session and most patients are able to drive themselves back to work or home following the procedure. Dentists typically recommend a soft diet for several days, but in most cases, patients feel well enough to eat their typical diet soon after the procedure.

LANAP offers a patient friendly alternative to gum surgery. LANAP utilizes the latest laser technology to gently treat gum disease. LANAP is a patented FDA cleared technology that produces results!

LANAP....means no surgical cutting, no stitches, and no fear!
means less discomfort and pain!
LANAP....means a much shorter recovery time!

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