LANAP The Revolutionary Laser Treatment for Gum Disease at Arcadia PerioAt Arcadia Perio, we are committed to providing the most advanced and effective treatments for periodontal disease. One of our flagship treatments is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a revolutionary approach to treating gum disease without the need for traditional surgery. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore what LANAP entails, its benefits, and answer some frequently asked questions to help you understand how this treatment can restore your oral health.

What is LANAP?

LANAP is a minimally invasive laser treatment designed to treat periodontitis (gum disease) by removing diseased tissue while preserving healthy gums. Unlike traditional surgery that involves cutting and sutures, LANAP uses a special laser (the PerioLase MVP-7) to target and remove only the infected gum tissue. It stimulates the regeneration of the tissues around your teeth, resulting in faster healing and less discomfort.

Benefits of LANAP at Arcadia Perio

  • Less Discomfort: Since LANAP is minimally invasive and does not require cutting or stitches, patients typically experience less pain during and after the procedure compared to traditional gum surgery.
  • Faster Recovery: The precision of the laser allows for a quicker healing process, often with minimal swelling or bleeding.
  • Regeneration of Tissue: LANAP promotes the regrowth of bone and tissue lost to periodontal disease, which can help save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted.
  • Reduced Gum Recession: Traditional gum surgery often leads to gum recession, which can affect your smile’s aesthetics. LANAP significantly reduces the risk of recession by precisely targeting diseased tissue.

The LANAP Procedure at Arcadia Perio

  1. Initial Consultation: Our specialists conduct a thorough examination of your gums and discuss your medical history to ensure LANAP is the right choice for you.
  2. Treatment Planning: We use digital imaging to plan your personalized treatment.
  3. The LANAP Protocol: The procedure is typically performed in one session, using local anesthesia to ensure comfort. The laser selectively removes diseased tissue and bacteria while leaving healthy tissue intact.
  4. Post-Procedure Care: We provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

Comprehensive Q&A on LANAP

What makes LANAP different from traditional gum surgery?

LANAP uses a laser to remove only the diseased tissue without cutting into healthy tissue. This approach reduces pain, recovery time, and the risk of complications.

Is LANAP painful?

Most patients report feeling little to no pain during the LANAP procedure. Discomfort, if any, is usually minor and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does it take to recover from LANAP?

Recovery times can vary, but most patients can return to normal activities the next day. Complete healing of the gums may take a few weeks, during which you may need to follow a soft diet.

Can LANAP help save my teeth?

Yes, by removing infection and encouraging the regeneration of supporting tissues, LANAP can help save teeth that are at risk due to periodontal disease.

Is LANAP safe?

LANAP is FDA-cleared and has been extensively studied. It is a safe and effective treatment for periodontal disease when performed by a trained professional like those at Arcadia Perio.


LANAP offers a highly effective, less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. At Arcadia Perio, our experts are skilled in the latest laser technologies to ensure that you receive the best possible care. If you’re suffering from gum disease and looking for a modern solution, consider LANAP. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if LANAP is right for you.

For further inquiries or to book a consultation, please visit our website or contact our office directly. We are here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health with the latest in dental technology.

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