Periolase® & LANAP® – Laser Gum Surgery


The Periolase® operates at a specific wavelength that attacks bacteria and tartar, decontaminating the diseased tooth root and gum pocket. Healing after laser treatment generally involves little discomfort or swelling. Post-surgical recession and tooth sensitivity, which can be significant following traditional gum surgery, are also greatly reduced.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004, this pulsing laser targets diseased gum tissue, which has different light absorbtion than healthy tissue, and leaves behind the healthy gum tissue.
The treatment protocol then helps connective tissue and bone to form between the gums and teeth. The laser’s heat also seals the gums with a “thermal blood clot” which creates a physical barrier, blocking any bacteria or tissue that could help recreate a gum pocket.


LANAP® is the first and only FDA-cleared laser protocol on the market. Its effectiveness is backed by both domestic and international studies*. LANAP® can save teeth that would otherwise require extraction by promoting bone regeneration around the tooth. LANAP® saves teeth, reduces pocket depth, and regenerates bone growth to achieve optimum periodontal health.

Benefits of LANAP®

  • Faster Healing – LANAP® is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.
  • Less Discomfort – The PerioLase® MVP-7™ incites bio-stimulation in the treated areas which expedites healing and makes the need for post-operative pain medication rare.
  • Minimal Recovery Time – Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine.
  • Little to No Gum Recession – Because the procedure removes only damaged tissue, gum line recession is minimal; the aesthetic appearance of the smile is maintained.
  • Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding – The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy tissue.
  • Minimal Intra and Post-Operative Bleeding – PerioLase® MVP-7™ controls bleeding during surgery through the formation of clots and minimizes the risk of bleeding and complications.
  • Saving of Teeth – Patients can keep their natural teeth sometimes even when the teeth have been deemed unsalvageable with traditional treatments.


Read more about Laser Gum Treatment with LANAP

Most patients with moderate to severe periodontal gum disease are candidates for this procedure.