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The PerioLase laser and regenerative protocol, LANAP has been developed over the past 15 years by a group of dentists in California. Its application has recently been accepted as the first ever FDA-approved and patented dental procedure, (much like Lasik’s eye surgery).

What is Laser Assisted New Procedure (LANAP)?

The Laser Periodontal Therapy is a laser based technique for the treatment periodontal disease, using the Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. PerioLase. In this technique a laser beam is substituted for a blade. Fear of periodontal treatment diminishes when patients find out no scalpel or sutures are used in this procedure. There has also been reported less recession, less post-operative discomfort, and less sensitivity when compared to traditional regenerative procedures. Our office is one of the first in Florida to offer laser periodontal therapy for the treatment of periodontitis.

How Does it work?

The laser removes the epithelium in the diseased pocket around the root, without removing the connective tissue. (Less connective tissue removal = less recession.) The laser's wave length penetrates the connective tissue and vaporizes "bad" pigmented bacteria, without damaging adjacent tissue.
The laser then produces a blood clot around the tooth to serve as a reservoir and a stimulant for your own body to heal and regenerate.

Does it hurt?

The area to be work on will be completely anesthetized. Additionally, patients are offered mild pre-operative sedatives to help them relax. Post-procedural discomfort is typically minimal, and can be usually controlled with Motrin-like medications.

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Other Services We Provide:

  • Traditional Periodontal Regenerative (bone grafting) Surgery

  • Soft Tissue (gum) Grafts

  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening (to enhance cosmetic dentistry)

  • Functional Crown Lengthening (to aid in crown placement)

  • Dental Implant Placement

  • Ridge Augmentations and

  • Conservative Sinus Lifts (to grow more jaw bone)

  • Supportive Periodontal Therapy (routine periodontal cleanings)