Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

LANAP®-Laser Therapy for Periodontal Disease

If you are looking for an effective and efficient treatment for gum disease, set up a consultation with Associates of Dental Arts to learn about an innovative gum surgery alternative. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a FDA cleared laser treatment for periodontal disease. LANAP® is backed by countless studies and scientific research. The team at Associates of Dental Arts is among the select group of dental professionals trained to perform LANAP® and encourages patients to undergo this gum surgery alternative for long lasting results. This is currently one of the most advanced gum disease treatments available, and offers many benefits for patients who have moderate to advanced stages of gum disease.

Benefits of LANAP® Gum Surgery Alternative 

LANAP® offers several advantages over traditional gum surgery because a targeted laser, not a scalpel, is used to get rid of the infection in the gums. Since none of the tissues involved are cut, this is a minimally invasive procedure and is therefore a more comfortable experience for the patient. Key benefits of LANAP® include: 

Less Pain and Discomfort

At Associates of Dental Arts, we are able to remove the diseased gum tissue and remove bacteria without cutting the gums. Patients experience far less discomfort and pain with this gum surgery alternative.

Rapid Recovery 

The quick healing process with laser gum surgery ensures patients can return to regular activities within hours of treatment! The PerioLase® MVP-7™ removes bacteria and reduces inflammation without damaging the surrounding tissue, allowing the patient to enjoy a fast recovery time. 

No Gum Recession Issues 

Traditional surgery involves cutting the gum tissue with a scalpel, which can cause gum recession in some patients. Since a scalpel isn't used, the 2-4 mm to 10-15 mm of gum recession many patients experience with a traditional surgery procedure is nonexistent with LANAP®. 

Reduced Bleeding and Inflammation

The PerioLase® MVP-7™ can effectively remove about 90 percent of the inflammation in the mouth after a single treatment. In addition, we are better able to control bleeding with LANAP®. 

Saves Your Teeth 

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons we use a laser for gum disease treatment is because it allows us to save and keep your natural teeth.


Would you like to learn more about laser gum surgery? Call Associates of Dental Arts today for your consultation!