Laser Periodontal Therapy

At Valencia Periodontics we are the only office that is trained and certified in the LANAP procedure in the Santa Clarita Valley.

We perform the LANAP procedure using the PerioLase laser which is the only dental laser that has been FDA approved for the treatment of periodontal disease.

What is LANAP?

Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure (or LANAP) is a surgical therapy protocol designed for the treatment of periodontitis through regeneration of new bone and gum attachment without the use of surgical blades or stitches.

The laser gently removes harmful infection-causing bacteria and infected tissue from the deep pockets while creating access for the ultrasonic scaler and instruments. The scalers break up the calculus (tartar) from the root surfaces beneath the gums and remove the debris and bacteria while stimulating new bone formation around the teeth.

We recommend treating one side of your mouth at a time so your entire mouth can be treated in two appointments.

Benefits of LANAP

LANAP vs. traditional gum surgery

    Some of the benefits of LANAP include:

  • No scalpels/ cutting
  • No stitches
  • Shorter surgical time and shorter recovery time
  • Less shrinkage of the gums after treatment
  • Less sensitivity to cold or heat after treatment
  • Safe for patients with medical concerns who may not be able to otherwise have the surgical periodontal treatment they need