LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)

 Dr. Sarah Puzey-Northcott is certified to perform Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP).  This is performed with the PerioLase which is a unique Nd:YAG free running, digital pulsed laser.  Laser periodontal therapy is a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure designed to treat gum disease.  It offers you a less traumatic alternative to traditional cut and suture gum surgery. 


With LANAP, we remove the diseased tissue, plaque and tarter while preserving the healthy gum tissue.  This helps to maintain the height of the gums around teeth and to reverse the effects of gum disease by forming a new attachment.  To you this means treating gum disease effectively while minimizing pain, swelling, discomfort, and down time.  Controlling periodontal disease with the use of a PerioLase makes it possible to save and restore teeth that would otherwise be pulled. 




Please visit the following link for a video on this procedure. 


Before laser periodontal therapy

The gums are swollen, red, bleed when brushed, and are sore.  They are in a state of disease!

Pre-op lanap



After Laser Gum Therapy

The gums are pink, firm, and comfortable.  They are now in a state of health!

Post-op lanap


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