LANAP Protocol

We use the LANAP protocol to remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintain the height of the tissue around teeth, minimize pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place.

Experience less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you and your employer.

Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless involved teeth.

LANAP1 The LANAP protocol is a well defined step by step, minimally invasive, surgical procedure for treating periodontitis that requires training and proficiency certification on the 6 Watt PerioLase MVP-7 FR pulsed Nd:YAG laser and licensure to perform the LANAP protocol. The entire protocol is accomplished with laser, piezo-ultrasonic and hand instrumentation and a dental handpiece. LANAP therapy for periodontitis has the potential to result in reattachment of natural teeth to the bone through regeneration of the periodontal ligament and formation of new bone without using graft material. LAPIP protocol. The LANAP protocol was modified to treat peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis. The modified protocol is referred to as the LAPIP protocol. It is also a step by step surgery that requires training and certification and licensure. The protocol follows the LANAP protocol sequence where appropriate.

The LAPIP protocol specifies application of laser energy around ailing and failing implants in a similar way as the LANAP protocol applies energy around natural dentition. In both instances, device specific training and accumulated clinical judgment needs to be applied to adjust preset parameters and total dosimetry that is appropriate to the specific clinical presentation. In LAPIP the light dose used around implants is approximately one third the energy applied around natural teeth, primarily due to less dissipation of heat in implants and the greater fragility of the tissue surrounding them.

Currently, this laser assisted new attachment procedure uses the laser to achieve the following objectives: laser bacterial reduction, selective photothermal ablation of pocket epithelium, laser hemostasis, photo-biomodulation, immune activation, tissue stabilization through formation of a fibrin gel clot.

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Lanap Treatment Procedure

A) Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B) Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
C) Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface tarter.
D) Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E) Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
F) Bite trauma is adjusted.
G) Healing occurs.

The LANAP® Protocol for General And Periodontal Practices

The LANAP protocol is a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser requiring specific knowledge and skills drawn from the whole of dentistry.

To you the patient this means: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removed, less down time, and less recovery time which is decidedly less costly to you and your employer. We use the LANAP protocol to: remove only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintain the height of the tissue around teeth, minimize pain and discomfort to the patient, get a closure of the periodontal pocket wound and allow healing to take place.

Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopeless involved teeth.