LANAP® Laser Treatment: A Revolutionary Approach to Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition among adults characterized by the inflammation and infection of the gum tissue. Unfortunately, many individuals with gum disease are unaware they have it until it has progressed to a severe stage. In some cases, traditional gum surgery is the recommended option, but many fear the invasive procedure, pain and lengthy healing time. Thankfully, there is a revolutionary approach to gum disease treatment called LANAP® laser treatment. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of LANAP® laser treatment, how it works, and why it is the preferred option for many periodontal disease patients.

Benefits of LANAP® Laser Treatment:

Not only is LANAP® laser treatment less painful compared to traditional gum surgery, it also boasts a shorter healing time, and better quality of healing. Some of the benefits of LANAP® include:

  • Less invasive procedure
  • Quicker treatment time
  • Minimal bleeding and swelling
  • Less discomfort than traditional surgery
  • Faster and higher-quality healing
  • Understanding Gum Disease:

    Before discussing the intricacies of LANAP®, it’s important to first understand what gum disease is. Periodontal disease is caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the gum tissue. It can cause gum bleeding, swelling, recession, and bone loss if left untreated. Gum disease typically progresses in stages, starting with gingivitis, and advancing to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

    LANAP® vs. Traditional Gum Surgery:

    Traditional gum surgery is a procedure that involves cutting and sewing gum tissue back in place after removing bacteria and plaque buildup. Unfortunately, traditional surgery can be painful and invasive, leading to a longer healing period and potential complications. LANAP® laser treatment, on the other hand, is less invasive and can be completed much quicker. Patients also report less pain and a better quality of healing compared to traditional surgery.

    How LANAP® Works:

    LANAP® laser treatment uses a specialized dental laser designed to target diseased gum tissue without harming the healthy tissue. Unlike traditional gum surgery, there are no scalpels or sutures involved in the procedure. The laser helps stimulate re-growth in healthy gum tissue and produce new collagen fiber attachments to the root surface, promoting fast connective tissue growth and healing.

    Research and FDA Clearance:

    Extensive research and development have gone into the effectiveness of LANAP® laser treatment. The treatment has been approved by the FDA since 2004 after showing positive results in safety and effectiveness for treating gum disease. Numerous human studies have been conducted, with many showing significant improvement in patients' gum tissues after undergoing LANAP® laser treatment.

    Choosing the Right Provider:

    It's essential to choose a qualified and experienced dental professional when considering gum disease treatment. Research is vital when selecting a provider. Patients must be sure that the laser treatment is approved by the FDA and that the provider has experience with the procedure.


    LANAP® laser treatment is a revolutionary approach to gum disease treatment that offers many advantages over traditional gum surgery. It is a less invasive procedure that results in less pain and quicker healing time. LANAP® laser treatment has been extensively researched and has received FDA clearance and approval. To increase the chance of a positive outcome, choosing a qualified provider is crucial in any gum disease treatment plan. If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, speak with your dental provider to determine if LANAP® laser treatment is the right choice for you.

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