LANAP® FAQS

Laser Gum Disease Therapy in Sarasota

What is LANAP?

LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a laser gum surgery. This gum disease treatment uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to selectively eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact. Laser gum surgery does not require scalpels or sutures. The LANAP protocol is the first and only protocol to receive FDA clearance for True Regeneration, which is re-growing new cementum, new periodontal ligament, and new alveolar bone.

How big is the laser used in this gum disease treatment?

The laser fiber is roughly the width of three human hairs. It is not at all intrusive.

How many laser gum surgery treatments will I need?

This gum disease treatment procedure is two hours long and requires two sessions.

I take medication. Will I still be a good candidate for laser gum surgery?

Yes. Laser gum surgery has no contraindications whatsoever. It can not interfere with nor negatively impact any medication or medical condition. You may be a good candidate for laser gum surgery even if you do not qualify for traditional surgical gum disease treatments because of contraindications.

Is laser gum surgery painful?

Patients generally prefer laser gum surgery and find this gum disease treatment less painful. Without scalpels, incisions, and sutures there is minimal bleeding and downtime following the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work the next day without any need for prescription medication.

Is laser gum surgery the safest gum disease treatment?

Laser gum surgery is both safe and and highly successful. This effective gum disease treatment has been used around the world and is the subject of many extensive research studies due to its unique ability to regenerate bone in the jaw.

Who should I have perform my laser gum surgery?

Dr. Ryan Taylor provides laser gum surgery in Sarasota, FL for patients needing the highest level of gum disease care. This gum disease treatment requires advanced technical training, certifications, and equipment. Although training and skill are critical to implementing a successful gum disease treatment, it is also important to feel comfortable with the periodontist who will be administering the procedure. There is no better way than a consultation to find the best LANAP professional to perform your laser gum surgery.

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