Virtually Pain-Free Gum Disease Treatment Using Laser Dentistry

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Enjoy Comfortable Care and a Faster Return to Oral Health

Is gum (periodontal) disease affecting your oral health and smile? Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults who are age 30 and older experience the same condition. Gum disease is a progressive oral problem, with the potential to create serious effects that include bone deterioration, gum recession and devastating tooth loss. As periodontal experts and leaders in our field, our team at Michigan Implants and Periodontics offers LANAP® (laser assisted new attachment procedure), a modern solution to the common oral problem of gum disease. LANAP laser gum disease treatment is an advanced treatment protocol that gently and comfortable treats active periodontal infection, arresting the disease process and providing a faster return to oral health.

Patient Discusses His LANAP Experience

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What Is LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment?

Designed to treat moderate to severe cases of periodontitis, LANAP laser gum disease treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional osseous or gum surgery methods. To perform LANAP gum disease treatment, we use the advanced PerioLase® MVP-7® laser. This precision soft tissue laser specifically targets harmful bacteria and areas of infected tissue deep below the gum line. Backed by science and years of proven results, the LANAP protocol is highly successful in treating localized to generalized areas of gum disease without causing collateral damage to surrounding healthy areas.

Benefits of LANAP

LANAP laser gum disease treatment offers a number of benefits to your health, smile and overall comfort. Below are just a few you can expect to experience:

  • Nearly painless procedure

  • No incisions or sutures

  • Faster healing response

  • Fewer dental appointments

  • Stimulates bone regeneration

  • Encourages natural tissue healing

  • Helps saves teeth from gum disease

  • Reduces inflammation by up to 90 percent


What to Expect From the LANAP Process

Well-trained and experienced in offering LANAP at our Ann Arbor, MI, and Jackson, MI, practices, our periodontists are proud to offer this modern technology to our patients. Although complex, the LANAP process is relatively simple for the patient, and often is completed within two visits:

A small amount of local anesthetic is applied to treatment areas to ensure comfort.​

The dental laser is directed into periodontal pockets, or active areas of infection.

Bacteria and diseased tissue are vaporized.

Tartar is targeted, and mechanically removed by our team.

The laser is passed over treatment areas, once again, to form a natural clot.

The clots seal off spaces between the teeth and gums to protect treatment areas.

The healing process begins almost immediately following completion of LANAP treatment.