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LANAP Dental Gum Treatment: A Comprehensive GuideIntroduction

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

LANAP Dental Gum Treatment - Now available in Delaware, Moddletown @ JollySmiles

Delaware LANAP Dental Gum Treatment
LANAP Dental Gum Treatment

LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a revolutionary dental treatment designed to treat periodontitis, a severe gum disease. This minimally invasive laser therapy offers a cutting-edge alternative to traditional gum surgery, focusing on regenerating tissues and aiding recovery.


Developed in the mid-1990s, LANAP utilizes a specific type of laser (Nd:YAG laser) to target diseased gum tissue while preserving healthy areas. This technology was a significant leap forward in periodontal therapy, emphasizing tissue regeneration without the need for scalpel and sutures.

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The key advantages of LANAP include:

  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP is less painful and less invasive.

  • Precision: The laser selectively removes diseased tissue while sparing healthy tissue.

  • Reduced Recovery Time: Patients generally experience minimal discomfort and a quicker recovery.

  • Effective in Tissue Regeneration: Promotes regeneration of bone and connective tissue.


LANAP treatment involves several steps:

  1. Measurement of Pocket Depth: The dentist measures the depth of the periodontal pockets.

  2. Laser Removal of Diseased Tissue: A pulsed laser light is used to remove diseased tissue and kill bacteria.

  3. Removal of Calculus: Ultrasonic scalers and specialized instruments are used to remove tartar and calculus beneath the gum line.

  4. Clot Formation: The laser is used again to stimulate blood clot formation to seal the pocket.

  5. Reattachment of Tissues: The gum tissue is compressed against the tooth root to aid reattachment.

  6. Bite Adjustment: The dentist may adjust the patient's bite to prevent excessive force on teeth.


LANAP offers numerous benefits over traditional gum surgery, including:

  • Reduced Discomfort: Patients report less pain during and after the procedure.

  • Lower Risk of Infection: The laser technique reduces the risk of infection.

  • No Cutting or Suturing: Less invasive than traditional surgery.

  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Offers better outcomes in gum health.

  • Faster Healing: Patients can resume normal activities sooner.


Q: Is LANAP painful?

A: LANAP is generally less painful than traditional gum surgery.

Q: How long does the procedure take?

A: It typically requires one to two sessions, each lasting about two hours.

Q: Is LANAP covered by insurance?

A: Coverage varies; consult with your insurance provider.


LANAP is available at select dental clinics equipped with the specialized laser technology. It's important to choose a dentist who is trained and experienced in LANAP for optimal results.

Book a Treatment

To explore the benefits of LANAP and book a treatment, contact JollySmiles. Ensure the clinic's expertise in LANAP for the best care and results.

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