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Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure 


LANAP: Laser Gum Sugery

The LANAP protocol can ONLY be performed by a dentist who is certified in the procedure. Be sure to ask if the doctor is LANAP certified. During LANAP treatment, the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser is used instead of a scalpel. The laser fiber is inserted between the gum and tooth, without cutting the gums. The laser light energy targets the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue. This helps to slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allowing the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. The gums are not cut to reduce pocket depth. The tops of your teeth (biting surface) are adjusted to keep from hitting your other teeth.


The success of the LANAP protocol is rooted in laser physics and the unique interaction between the tissue in the mouth and the variable pulsed wavelength of the PerioLase MVP-7 1064 Nd:YAG dental laser.  The 1064 wavelength passes through water and hydroxyapatite; but is absorbed in melanin and hemoglobin. Simply put – the wavelength targets the diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue. The laser light penetrates 4mm beyond the tissue surface for effective bacteria kill. Once the site is clean; the laser interacts with the hemoglobin to create a stable fibrin clot.

The LANAP protocol is the only laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared for True Regeneration based on scientific evidence. Simply put, the LANAP protocol can re-grow the tissues and bone lost to gum disease, and has the science and research to prove it.

Who is  a candidate for LANAP Laser Surgery ?

Patients with moderate to severe gum disease can especially benefit from the LANAP protocol.  The LANAP protocol is also an excellent treatment option for patients who are fearful of conventional scalpel surgery and patient taking certain medications such as blood thinners.  With the LANAP protocol, patients do not have to stop taking medications.

LANAP shows: a remarkable prediction for regeneration which can be attributed to,

  • Laser energy is selectively and intensely absorbed only by the diseased tissues discriminating healthy adjacent tissues.

  • Bactericidal effect on pigmented bacteria.

  • A thermal fibrin clot secures the pocket crevice.

  • Coronal to apical movement of epithelium is restricted by clot acting as a barrier.

  • The epithelium is allowed to heal inside out by activation of pluripotent cells from periodontium.

LANAP, when compared to conventional periodontal surgery, provides advantages like,

  • Minimally invasive with better patient compliance

  • Decreased postoperative pain and morbidity

  • Less likely to develop hypersensitivity

  • Less prone to recession

  • Faster healing

  • Natural teeth as well as implant both show regeneration of the surrounding tissues.

LANAP laser surgery

Gently and effectively clear away the bacteria causing gum disease with laser energy. A laser fiber the width of three human hairs just might be the magic wand as it targets disease, but leaves healthy tissue intact. 


The paradigm of periodontal treatment is shifting from an arena of resective to more of regenerative and reconstructive procedures.  Development of some less invasive but effective procedures has become the need of the hour for patients and clinicians. Regeneration in a true sense refers to the formation of new bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. It was observed that laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) could initiate regeneration of the affected periodontal tissues in human beings, and new connective tissue attachment mediated by cementum could be seen. Millennium dental technologies came up with an innovative therapy by PerioLase MVP-7, which is neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) 1064 nm laser in free running pulsed mode as an adjunct as well as an alternative to traditional periodontal surgeries. Researchers show that LANAP performed with Nd:YAG laser (PerioLase MVP-7) facilitates not only periodontal regeneration but also minimal bleeding, edema, and postoperative uneasiness

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