Laser vs Osseous

Gum Surgery Alternatives in Sarasota

Our patients may not be as familiar with the benefit of laser gum surgery as they are with those of traditional surgical gum disease treatments. However, the results produced with the use of LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) prove that it treats gum disease while offering more benefits than the alternatives.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery

Laser gum surgery is less invasive because it requires no cutting, which means no sutures. Coupled with the fact that laser gum surgery induces clotting to seal the tissue, this procedure lets patients heal faster with less bleeding or discomfort.


Laser gum surgery allows patients to return to work the next day. This procedure causes very little inflammation because the laser eliminates all unhealthy bacteria. With the addition of over-the-counter pain medication patients are easily able to manage any discomfort caused by this procedure.


With traditional surgical methods of gum treatment, the gums are cut open to allow access to the gum pockets. Any cutting of the gums can cause a recession of healthy tissue. However with laser gum surgery this is never an issue. No scalpel is used to perform laser gum surgery. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser used in the LANAP protocol actually targets only diseased tissue, leaving healthy tissue untouched. This laser treatment is also proven to regenerate bone.


The laser gum surgery does not interact with medications nor does it negatively impact those patients who may have more serious medical conditions. Many of the benefits of laser gum surgery make this treatment protocol the best option for patients who are otherwise ineligible for traditional surgical treatment due to medical conditions.

Gum Disease Treatment

Laser gum surgery allows us to accommodate patient’s needs with the highest quality of care. Teeth which might have otherwise required extraction can be saved due to the fact that this gum disease treatment is able to stimulate bone regeneration. When choosing laser gum surgery instead of traditional surgical procedures, it is even possible to turn back the clock on damage caused by periodontal disease.

The office of Dr. Ryan Taylor uses the most innovative technologies to provide their patients with the best possible periodontal care. Dr. Taylor serves patients located in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice & surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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