LANAP® Laser Treatment


Dr. John Lane is a Florence periodontist who provides patients with laser gum disease treatment. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a new form of laser gum disease treatment in which patients experience very little pain or discomfort. This is because LANAP® does not utilize a scalpel to cut away tissue the way traditional gum disease treatment does. Instead, a laser is used to selectively remove only the diseased portions of tissue. This results in less pain and less bleeding than traditional methods. In fact, not only is laser gum surgery less invasive than traditional gum surgery, it will actively improve your oral health. With LANAP®, your Florence periodontist will be able to stimulate bone and tissue regrowth to save teeth that would normally need to be extracted.

The key to the success of LANAP® laser gum disease treatment is the PerioLase® MVP-7™. This is a new highly intelligent laser technology that is able to distinguish between healthy and diseased gum tissue. This is how LANAP® kills bacteria while leaving healthy tissue completely unharmed. In fact, the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the only laser that has been cleared for use in gum disease treatment by the FDA. No other laser technology has the science or research to prove they are as effective. Before you undergo laser gum disease treatment, make sure that your Florence periodontist is properly certified to use the PerioLase® MVP-7™.

Millions of Americans suffer each year from gum disease. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of them actually seek treatment. This is largely due to the negative associations that are carried with gum disease treatment. However, with LANAP®, these negative side effects are relatively nonexistent. Patients experience very little pain or discomfort and bleeding is kept to a minimum. In fact, it is very rare that a patient will require pain medication following the procedure. Finally, patients do not need to fear gum disease treatment.


Laser Gum Surgery vs Traditional Gum Surgery

Laser Gum Surgery vs. Traditional Gum Surgery Florence, ALFor patients in Madison, AL, gum disease treatment no longer means painfully cutting away tissue. A new gum surgery alternative called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is being offered. LANAP® is generally considered to be a less painful and less invasive gum surgery alternative. However, before you decide that LANAP® is right for you, it is important to recognize its benefits:

  • Less pain – There is a fair amount of pain and discomfort involved in traditional gum surgery. Alternative treatments, such as LANAP®, are much less painful because they do not involve use of a blade. In fact, patients rarely require pain medication after the procedure.

  • Less recession – Because they require removal of healthy tissue, there is no way of avoiding gum recession with traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments, however, involve much less tissue removal. This means that there is less recession of the gum line.

  • Less healing time – Because there is less cutting and less bleeding than with traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments require much less time for healing.

  • Less down time – Because there is less pain than with traditional gum surgery, alternative laser treatments generally do not necessitate pain medication. This means that patients can get right back to their daily routine almost immediately.

  • Less risk of complication – Although both methods produce fantastic results, there is generally a higher risk of complication with traditional gum surgery. Alternative laser treatments require less healing time and therefore reduce risk of infection. They also stimulate bone and tissue regrowth to help save teeth that would usually need to be removed.

As you can see, LANAP® offers many benefits to patients in Madison, AL. Gum disease treatment no longer needs to involve excessive pain or bleeding. By choosing LANAP® as a gum surgery alternative, patients are putting themselves at a lower risk for complication. To find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr. John Lane and schedule a consultation today.

Dr. John M. Lane, located in Madison and Florence, Alabama, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Decator, Madison, Huntsville, and The Shoals, Alabama. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today