LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)
Periodontal surgery using scalpels to access and remove diseased tissue has for many years been the only treatment modality available to stabilize periodontal disease. Although this treatment is extremely effective and predictable, the postoperative healing time could be quite uncomfortable for many patients.
Today, due to modern technology most treatment for periodontal disease can be achieved through the use of the dental laser. To date there is only one laser approved by the FDA for the treatment of periodontitis. Dr. Kirkland has incorporated this laser into her practice; the Periolase manufactured by Millennium Technologies. The treatment procedure is known as LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure).
The LANAP protocol is the only laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared for True Regeneration. Simply put, the LANAP protocol can re-grow the tissues and bone lost to gum disease. Compared to traditional osseous surgery, patients say the LANAP protocol is:
Less painful, causes less post-op sensitivity, with less gum loss (gum recession) and very little downtime after treatment.