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Say goodbye to painful, invasive periodontal treatments, and hello to Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Protocol (LAPIP™), and Nd:YAG. At our periodontics practice, we use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to perform cutting-edge laser procedures that effectively treat gum disease without the need for scalpels or sutures. Trust our experienced team to provide the high-quality care you deserve.


LANAP® Protocol Explained

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 gum pocket, keeping healthy tissue intact. The LANAP protocol is the only laser treatment to receive FDA clearance for True Periodontal Regeneration based on human histological research.

  • New cementum

  • New periodontal ligament

  • New alveolar bone


Overview of the LANAP Protocol

The drawings below illustrate the LANAP protocol steps:

  1. Periodontal probe indicates excessive pocket depth

  2. Laser light removes germs and diseased tissue

  3. Ultrasonic scaler removes root surface tartar

  4. Bone modification promotes new tissue growth

  5. Laser finishes cleaning pocket, stimulates growth factors, and aids in sealing the pocket closed

  6. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs

  7. Bite trauma is adjusted

  8. Tissues and bone re-grow and healing occurs


LAPIP Protocol Explained

LAPIP is a minimally-invasive approach to treating ailing and failing dental implants. The LAPIP protocol utilizes the unique PerioLase MVP-7 Nd: YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills derivative of the LANAP protocol. The LAPIP protocol is a no-risk first line treatment that preserves other treatment options. Controlling peri-implant disease makes it possible to save and protect your implant investment.

LAPIP Protocol

  • Allows removal of discased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue

  • Eliminates the infection

  • Helps maintain the height of the tissue around implants

  • Minimizes pain and discomfort to the patient

  • Closes the periodontal pocket wound to allow healing to take place

Overview of the LAPIP Protocol

The drawings below illustrate the LAPIP protocol steps:

  1. Periodontal probe indicates excessive pocket depth

  2. Periolase MVP- 7 laser energy selectively vaporizes bacteria, endotoxins, and diseased tissues; and removes titanium corrosion contaminants in soft tissue around implant

  3. Ultrasonic scaler tips remove debris from implant

  4. Bone is modified to release stem cells

  5. Periolase MVP-7 finishes cleaning pocket, stimulates natural growth factors, and aids in sealing pocket closed so new germs cannot enter

  6. Healing of gums to clean surface occurs

  7. Bite trauma is adjusted

  8. Regeneration of bone around implant


LANAP & LAPIP: What to Expect

What to Expect: Your LANAP & LAPIP Surgery

LANAP periodontal surgery is a full-mouth procedure usually completed in two 2-hour visits. We complete one side of the mouth during the first visit, and complete the other side on the second visit. LAPIP surgery is per-individual implant procedure usually completed in one or two 1 to 2-hour visits. Surgeries are usually scheduled within one week of one another. It is common to quickly return to work or other activities.

What to Expect: The First Few Days

You may experience mild aching, throbbing, and soreness of the treated areas for the first couple days -this can be helped with mild pain medications. The tissue around the teeth may appear discolored. Your bite may feel slightly different, but the teeth will adapt. You cannot brush or floss for the first 7-10 days after treatment, and you will need to follow a liquid or mushy diet. Smoking decreases results for all gum treatments, including LANAP & LAPIP treatment.

What to Expect: Follow-up Care

As the gums heal, the teeth will shift, and your bite will need to be adjusted several times over the coming months. Splints may be fabricated to stabilize and immobilize the teeth. It is important that you wear these splints as instructed to promote healing. Expect to have your teeth professionally cleaned every three months for at least the first year, and then as recommended by your dentist.

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