Dental Lasers in Dentistry

LANAP Protocol 

A Minimally-Invasive, FDA-Cleared Gum Disease Treatment with True Regeneration®

The patented LANAP protocol is a minimally-invasive surgical method of treating and often reversing gum disease.

During the procedure, the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser is used to gently remove harmful germs and diseased tissue from the gum pocket, keeping healthy tissue intact.

The LANAP protocol is the only laser treatment to receive FDA clearance for True Periodontal Regeneration.

• New cementum
• New periodontal ligament
• New alveolar bone!

Overview of the LANAP Protocol

The image below illustrates the LANAP protocol steps:

A. Periodontal probe indicates excessive pocket depth
B. Laser light removes germs and diseased tissue
C. Ultrasonic scaler removes root surface tartar
D. Bone modification promotes new tissue growth
E. Laser finishes cleaning pocket, stimulates growth factors, and aids in sealing the pocket closed
F. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs
G. Bite trauma is adjusted
H. Tissues and bone re-grow and healing occurs

The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontis treatment protocol that is cleared by the U.S. FDA for True Regeneration® and is clinically and histologically proven to regenerate new gum tissue, ligament, and bone. Research has shown the PerioLase MVP-7 Nd:YAG wavelength stimulates the release of growth factors, allowing the body to heal naturally.

The LANAP protocol can also help loose dental implants. Using the PerioLase MVP-7, we can often save ailing or failing implants using the LAPIP protocol. We use the same laser, but different laser settings and light exposure to help implants stabilize while destroying periodontal pathogens and endotoxins.

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