What Happens If I Don’t Choose LANAP®?


• Tooth extractions
• Dental implants
• Osseous surgery
• Long recovery time
• Scaling and root planing
• Dentures or bridge placement

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) FAQs

Q: What is the difference between periodontal disease and gum disease?

A: Periodontal disease is the advanced stage of gum disease and begins with gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated, bacteria and plaque can build up around the teeth and turn into tartar. Bacterial accumulation within these deposits can cause an infection which may then require laser treatment. Periodontal disease results in loss of bone and structures that support the teeth.

Q: What is the least painful way to treat periodontal disease?

A: Laser treatment with the LANAP® is minimally invasive compared with traditional gum surgery and provides the most predictable results. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, patients enjoy fast recovery times and can return to regular activities right after their procedure.

Q: What are the benefits of laser gum surgery?

A: Treatment for periodontal disease with LANAP® allows for a fast healing time and can help to save healthy teeth. It also promotes bone regeneration around the teeth and does not contribute to gum recession.

Q: How do I know if treatment with the laser is safe?

A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ used for LANAP® has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of gum disease and is backed by many scientific studies and extensive research. Dr. Vance is trained to perform LANAP® for gum disease treatment.

Q: How do I know if this is the right treatment for me?

A: If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and do not want to undergo gum surgery, consider the benefits of a laser procedure. Dr. Vance can provide more information about LANAP® during your consultation so that you can make the most informed decision.

Laser gum treatment offers many benefits to Springfield, MO patients. Schedule your periodontal disease consultation with Dr. Vance today!