Laser gum surgery is an attractive treatment option that is sure to get your attention. However, many patients are still curious about what exactly is involved in the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). LANAP® is a relatively short and painless procedure can be completed in just six short steps by

LANAP-protocol-steps

  • Measuring the periodontal pockets – The first step of laser gum surgery is to examine how much loss of attachment has occurred. For this, will use a small probe to measure the depth of your periodontal pockets.
  • The first pass of the laser – During the next stage of laser gum surgery , the laser will be used to remove any bacteria and diseased tissue from the area. Unlike with traditional gum surgery, there are no blades or cutting involved in this step, making laser gum surgery a less invasive alternative.
  • Removing calculus deposits – Because the laser itself cannot remove calculus deposits, an ultrasonic scaler for this part of the procedure.
  • The second pass of the laser – The laser will then make a second pass over the area to stimulate bone and tissue regrowth. In some cases laser gum surgery can reverse the effects of gum disease and help patients save teeth.
  • Compressing the tissue – The tissue is then recompressed against the surface of the teeth. Laser gum disease treatment does not require sutures for this.
  • Checking for trauma – The last and final step of laser gum surgery is to examine the bite and check the teeth for signs of trauma.

In just six short steps, Laser Gum Surgery will be completed. Because the procedure causes very little pain or trauma, patients usually do not require pain medication afterward. This means that you can go on with your daily routine immediately after leaving our office!

Learn more about laser gum surgery at Corbin Dental.