LANAP is a treatment alternative to traditional peridontal surgery. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away.
A laser-based periodontal surgery called LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure that is an appropriate treatment for moderate to severe cases of periodontal disease.
LANAP treatment is capable of creating an environment that favors regeneration of the tooth supporting periodontal tissues. That is, in a manner of speaking, it prepares the supporting tissues around teeth affected by periodontal disease to regenerate themselves through the natural healing capability of the body.
In every case of surgical and non-surgical treatment, results depend on many factors, including how far the disease has progressed and how well the patient keeps up with oral care at home.