Traditional gum disease surgery is performed by periodontist Dr. Codelli using a scalpel and sutures, as the diseased gum tissue is cut away. Traditional osseous surgery can result in a lower gum line as well as increased sensitivity to hot or cold. The LANAP laser treatment for periodontal disease is the first and only FDA approved laser procedure completed by periodontists for the treatment of moderate to advanced gum disease.
Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP utilizes laser technology to gently remove the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease, leaving the healthy tissue unharmed. LANAP is minimally invasive, performed by skilled periodontists, and many patients are able to return to work the same day!