Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is a FDA approved protocol of laser periodontal therapy that utilizes the Millennium MVP-7 Nd:YAG PerioLase laser for the effective treatment of periodontitis through regeneration rather than resection (removal) of tissue.
Recently our office acquired the newest technology available today for patient care, the Millennium Periolase. This is the latest generation of the Nd:YAG laser and is designed specifically to treat periodontal disease . Like LASIK surgery for the eyes, our laser is able to treat periodontal disease using a minimally invasive approach.
The PerioLase used in the LANAP™ protocol utilizes a small, flexible laser fiber about the width of a paperclip. When placed into the periodontal pockets, the laser energy emitted through this fiber precisely removes the unhealthy diseased gum tissues lining the pocket while leaving the healthy gum tissues intact. After the unhealthy gum tissues have been removed, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and the laser is utilized at a different setting to stimulate the formation of a blood clot in the pocket. This blood clot assists with sealing the healthy gum tissues to the root surface. The LANAP protocol is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. This provides an effective method to treat periodontal disease with a faster recovery that is almost painless.