LANAP - laser assisted new attachment procedure

LANAP - laser assisted new attachment procedure

The laser assisted new attachment procedure also referred to as LANAP, is a process by which periodontal disease is treated and cured. The peculiarity of this treatment is that it cures periodontal disease by regeneration process, while other techniques use the resection process. LANAP is a successful alternative for conventional periodontal surgery.

The periodonist or the dental hygienist uses a special crystal-based dental laser, the ND: YAG to execute the surgery. This special dental laser has the potential to get rid of the diseased and infected gum pocket tissues leaving behind only the healthy tissues. The dental laser can be effectively used on hard tissues and soft tissues.

The laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) consists of four processes:


  • The depth of the gum pocket is analyzed along with identifying the infected tissue and other areas which are diseased with the bacterial infection

  • With the use of the special dental laser, the infected tissue is removed and the bacteria is destroyed by the heat of the laser

  • Tartar on the root surface is removed with the use of an ultrasonic scaler and other special instruments by the periodonist or dental hygienist

  • Then once more the laser is employed to clean the pocket before sealing it closed, so that further infections are prevented.


One of the major advantages of the laser assisted new attachment procedure is that it offers the least discomfort after the surgery is completed and even while the surgery is being performed. Traditional periodontal disease treatments do offer discomfort and pain to some extent and discomfort after the treatment.

The LANAP has a quicker recovery time than the traditional techniques due to the use of contemporary technologies. The post-operative stress caused to the mouth is much less than the traditional treatment of periodontal disease. The bleeding caused is also less than the conventional treatments.


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