LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery

A male patient looking over a brochure with his doctor

Comfortable, Minimally-Invasive Gum Disease Treatment

To treat persistent gum disease without the need for scalpel surgery, our doctors offer the revolutionary laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) protocol. The treatment uses a state-of-the-art laser that kills the disease-causing bacteria and delicately removes the damaged and diseased tissue from the mouth.

Drs. Foisie, Cantner and Miller are highly trained and skilled with LANAP, and Dr. Miller is a certified LANAP trainer.

Laser Treatment vs. Traditional Gum Surgery

Traditionally, periodontal infection has been treated with an invasive surgery involving scalpels and sutures. However, laser dentistry gives us a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery with LANAP. River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is one of the only offices in the area to offer LANAP.

You don’t have to worry about stitches or post-treatment infection because your gums aren’t cut with LANAP. The procedure instead uses a dental laser that eradicates harmful bacteria in the pockets around the teeth and gently removes the diseased gum tissue. The laser selectively targets diseased tissue and leaves your healthy tissues unaffected.

The PerioLase® dental laser has brought periodontal disease treatment into the 21st century. It makes the entire procedure comfortable and efficient.

LANAP machine

As a result, LANAP causes much less discomfort than traditional gum surgery, both during and after the procedure. You will experience little to no swelling or bleeding, and your healing time will be much faster. Instead of taking weeks to fully recover from conventional periodontal surgery, LANAP recovery time is usually less than 24 hours. Most patients walk out of the office ready to continue their daily activities.

The doctor demonstrating with his tool and 3D modeled teeth

Benefits of LANAP

  • No incisions are made, and no scalpels are used.
  • No cutting means no stitches.
  • Patients experience rapid recovery time.
  • Very little bleeding occurs.
  • Little to no gum recession occurs.
  • The laser is highly effective at disinfecting the area and killing the bacteria that cause gum disease.
  • The treatment is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes.
  • The laser promotes bone and gum tissue regeneration.
  • The treatment is very cost-effective.
Smiling patient holding a mirror looking at his teeth

Before and After

This patient had lost bone as well as gum tissue but our doctor was able to restore both with LANAP.

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Real Patient Stories
Real patient Alex
“Dr. Miller made me feel so comfortable and safe under his care. I was in good hands.”