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Advanced periodontitis, or gum disease, can create numerous symptoms affecting your overall health and self-confidence if left untreated. Approximately 68 million adults struggle with gum disease daily. Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) laser gum therapy can be highly effective for treating gum disease to restore your oral health.

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How LANAP Laser Gum Therapy Works

LANAP laser gum therapy is different from other forms of treatment for gum disease. Traditional treatment involves surgery that cuts open diseased gums and scrapes bone material to remove the infection. Bone material may be used to refill areas that have experienced bone loss. Once this process is complete, sutures are used to connect the gums back to the teeth. This surgery can be painful, with a complex and lengthy recovery process, and you may need additional procedures to reduce your gum disease.


No sutures or incisions are necessary with the minimally invasive LANAP laser gum therapy procedure. During the treatment, a laser is gently waved over infected gum tissue to eliminate bacteria and infection. Healthy tissue is not affected, and the process takes approximately an hour to complete. The entire mouth can typically be treated in one to two visits, and the recovery process is less painful and faster. Traditional gum surgery can take up to four weeks for recovery, whereas LANAP laser gum therapy is usually around 24 hours.

Benefits of LANAP Laser Gum Therapy

LANAP laser gum therapy can be beneficial to individuals with gum disease in a variety of ways. Patients may experience less bleeding, teeth sensitivity, swelling and gum loss. The procedure can naturally regenerate bone to hold your teeth in place securely. With a faster recovery, you can get back to your normal life almost immediately and feel better about the way you look.

Is LANAP Laser Gum Therapy Right for You?

Gum disease can cause devastating health consequences if left untreated. With advances in technology, patients can experience less discomfort when addressing dental health needs. ConfiDENT provides a comprehensive range of dental treatments to help you effectively restore your oral health to look and feel your best. Contact our dental practice to schedule an appointment today to discover if LANAP laser gum therapy is right for you.

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