FDA Approved Laser Gum Treatment Backed By Research and Science

LANAP® is only performed by a select group of dental professionals in the country, including Dr. Jennifer Zavoral. You may be a good candidate for LANAP® treatment if you have:

  • Moderate to severe periodontal disease
  • Not had good results with scaling and root planing
  • Explored other options and need a treatment that provides fast results
  • Experiencing tooth sensitivity or bleeding gums from gum disease
LANAP Laser Machine

LANAP Laser Machine

LANAP® Treatment Explained

LANAP® laser gum surgery treatment is a very precise treatment that targets disease, but leaves healthy tissue intact. Since there is no damage to the surrounding tissue you will feel more comfortable throughout the procedure. Watch a laser fiber the width of three human hairs pass over the infected gum tissue as it targets disease but leaves healthy tissue intact.

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Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive oral condition having serious negative consequences on your oral and overall health. To arrest the disease process and return health and vitality to your smile, Dr. Zavoral performs the highly revered LANAP® laser gum protocol as displayed below:

  1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
  2. Laser radiation vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and alerts Dr. Zavoral to the presence of tartar
  3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions
  4. Bone is modified at time of surgery
  5. Laser is used to form a gel-clot containing stem cells from bone and PDL
  6. Reattachment of reté ridges to clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system’
  7. Occlusal trauma adjusted
  8. New attachment is regenerated
How LANAP Works
  • LANAP® reduces up to 90% of inflammation in only one visit
  • Requires only one or two visits to complete
  • Minimal bleeding and inflammation
  • Helps regenerate bone tissue
  • Safe and effective for all patients
  • Denatures tarter for easier removal
  • Minimal post-op discomfort and healing time
  • Caries no contraindications
  • Protects and saves healthy teeth and gums

Undergoing treatment with traditional osseous surgery requires an incision in and retraction of gum tissue to allow access to the diseased areas, root surfaces of the teeth and underlying bone. Once the sites have been treated, sutures are placed to begin the healing phase. Bone grafting may also accompany osseous surgery procedures.

Advanced technology has provided an efficient, minimally invasive option of treating periodontal disease via a gentle laser technique. With LANAP® laser gum surgery, you can look forward to a comfortable procedure that delivers rapid results with very little downtime – and no incisions or sutures.

Visit the LANAP for a body of research website that updates regularly showing the advances in LANAP®.