LANAP Periodontal Treatment

LANAP Periodontal Treatment Rochester, NY

Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth D.D.S., M.S. is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Rochester, NY

LANAP Periodontal Treatment

LANAP Machine

ROC Perio & Implants proudly offers the innovative gum laser surgery, LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), to effectively manage periodontal disease in Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas. This common dental issue, if left untreated, can lead to significant discomfort and serious health problems.

LANAP surgery is a minimally invasive procedure targeting infected gum tissue without impacting the surrounding healthy tissue. For the right patients, this treatment offers several benefits over traditional gum surgery. Here are some of the key benefits of LANAP laser treatment:

  1. Less Pain: Unlike traditional gum surgery, LANAP does not involve cutting or suturing, significantly reducing pain during and after the procedure.
  2. Faster Healing: Due to its minimally invasive nature, the healing time with LANAP treatment is much quicker than that of traditional surgery. Most patients can return to their normal activities the same day or the day after the procedure.
  3. Preservation of Healthy Tissue: The precision of the laser used in LANAP allows for the removal of diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. This helps to preserve more of the patient's natural gum line.
  4. Reduced Infection Risk: The laser used in LANAP sterilizes the area being treated, reducing the risk of infection and promoting healthier tissue regeneration.
  5. Bone Regeneration: LANAP treatment can stimulate the growth of new bone around the teeth, something that traditional gum surgery cannot achieve. This can help to save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted.
  6. Less Bleeding: The LANAP procedure results in less bleeding both during and after treatment compared to traditional gum surgery.
  7. Less Sensitivity: Patients who undergo LANAP treatment often experience less tooth and gum sensitivity post-procedure compared to those who undergo traditional periodontal surgery.
  8. Long-lasting Results: The results from LANAP treatment are long-lasting with most patients experiencing significant improvement in their gum health for many years following the procedure.

Our team of LANAP periodontists near you at ROC Perio & Implants have undergone extensive training in LANAP laser gum surgery to ensure the highest standard of care. We are committed to using the latest technology, including the PerioLase® MVP-7™, to ensure optimal results from your LANAP treatment.

What Does LANAP Laser Treatment Involve?

During your first appointment at ROC Perio & Implants, we will determine if you are the right  candidate for LANAP treatment. The procedure involves a specialized laser to eliminate bacteria and infected tissue from the gums. Following removal, the area is cleaned and the gum tissue is reattached using the LANAP laser.

Depending on the severity of the infection, the entire LANAP treatment can be completed in one or two sessions. Post-procedure, patients can expect minimal discomfort and can typically return to normal activities immediately.

Who Can Benefit From LANAP Surgery?

LANAP surgery is ideal for patients suffering from gum disease who haven't seen significant improvement from traditional treatments. It's also a great option for those seeking a less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery, or those with medical conditions that require blood thinners, osteoporosis bone medications, autoimmune medications, etc.

Why Choose ROC Perio & Implants for your LANAP laser treatment?

At ROC Perio & Implants, we're dedicated to providing the best possible care. Our team of LANAP dentists and periodontal experts are experienced in performing LANAP laser treatments, ensuring personalized, high-quality care for each patient. 

As a prominent LANAP center located in Rochester, NY, we proudly serve patients from the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if LANAP laser treatment is the right option for you. Let the periodontist laser treatment experts at ROC Perio & Implants help you achieve a healthier smile with LANAP therapy.


What is LANAP Laser Treatment?

LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to treat periodontitis, a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone supporting the teeth.

How does LANAP Laser Treatment work?

LANAP works by using a special laser to kill the bacteria causing the infection without causing significant damage to the healthy tissue. The laser also stimulates new bone, tissue, and ligament growth to help reattach the gums to the teeth.

Is LANAP Laser Treatment painful?

Most patients report minimal pain during the LANAP procedure. The laser used in the treatment causes less pain and discomfort than traditional surgery, and most patients can return to their normal activities the same day.

How long does LANAP Laser Treatment take?

The total treatment time for LANAP varies depending on the severity of the patient’s periodontitis. However, it typically takes two 2-hour sessions to treat the entire mouth. These sessions are usually scheduled about a week apart.

What are the benefits of LANAP Laser Treatment?

LANAP offers several benefits over traditional periodontal surgery. It's less painful, has a shorter recovery time, and tends to result in less gum recession. It also stimulates the regeneration of the bone and tissues affected by periodontitis.

Are there any side effects or risks involved with LANAP Laser Treatment?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with LANAP. However, they are minimal and rare. Possible side effects can include temporary inflammation, discomfort, or change in bite.

Is the effect of LANAP Laser Treatment permanent?

LANAP can effectively control periodontitis and prevent further bone loss if patients maintain good oral hygiene after the procedure. However, it's not a cure. Regular check-ups with your dentist are necessary to monitor your periodontal health and ensure the infection doesn’t return.

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