Laser Periodontal Treatment (LANAP)

Periodontics and Dental Implants in Rockville, MD

What Is Laser Periodontal Treatment (LANAP)?

Laser periodontal treatment, also known as LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure), is a revolutionary dental procedure designed to effectively treat periodontal disease with minimal discomfort and faster recovery times. As a leading periodontist office, we are committed to offering advanced treatments like LANAP to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. In this article, we will explore the benefits of laser periodontal treatment, how it works, and why you should consider it if you’re facing gum disease.

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Laser Periodontal Treatment (LANAP): An Overview

LANAP is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, using advanced laser technology to treat gum disease without the need for incisions or sutures. This FDA-approved procedure targets and eliminates the bacteria responsible for periodontal disease while preserving healthy gum tissue. Our periodontist office is proud to offer LANAP as a cutting-edge solution to help you restore your oral health and maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles.

The LANAP Procedure: How It Works

  1. Assessment: Our skilled periodontists will thoroughly evaluate your oral health to determine if LANAP is the most suitable treatment option for your gum disease.
  2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort during the procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
  3. Laser Treatment: Using a specialized dental laser, our periodontists gently and precisely remove the infected gum tissue, eliminating the harmful bacteria causing gum disease.
  4. Calculus Removal: Once the infected tissue is removed, our periodontists will use ultrasonic scalers to clean the tooth root surfaces, removing tartar and plaque buildup.
  5. Laser Treatment (Second Phase): The dental laser is used once more to stimulate the growth of new gum tissue, creating a stable environment for healing and reattachment.
  6. Bite Adjustment: In some cases, our periodontists may adjust your bite to ensure even pressure distribution and promote proper healing.
  7. Follow-Up and Maintenance: After your LANAP treatment, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and provide ongoing periodontal maintenance to ensure long-lasting results.

Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatment (LANAP)

  • Minimally Invasive: LANAP is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional periodontal surgery, eliminating the need for incisions and sutures.
  • Faster Healing: With LANAP, patients typically experience faster healing times compared to traditional periodontal surgery, allowing you to return to your daily routine more quickly.
  • Less Pain and Discomfort: The precision of the dental laser used in LANAP results in less postoperative pain and discomfort, making the treatment more comfortable for patients.
  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: LANAP targets and removes infected gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue, ensuring optimal healing and gum reattachment.
  • Reduced Risk of Infection: The laser used in LANAP sterilizes the treatment area, reducing the risk of infection and promoting faster healing.
  • Improved Oral Health: LANAP effectively addresses gum disease, improving overall oral health and reducing the risk of tooth loss and other complications.
  • Long-Lasting Results: With proper oral hygiene and regular periodontal maintenance, the results of LANAP can be long-lasting, helping you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.


Laser periodontal treatment (LANAP) is a groundbreaking approach to treating gum disease, offering a minimally invasive and highly effective solution to restore your oral health. At our periodontist office, our expert team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a healthier smile.