LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a procedure that treats periodontal (gum) disease with the use of a highly specialized Nd:YAG laser. This laser is used to remove the infected gum tissue around the roots of the teeth, while not only leaving the healthy, live tissue safe, but also stimulating it to regenerate.
The LANAP protocol is the only laser periodontitis treatment protocol that has the US FDA clearance for periodontal regeneration. Dr. Cascino and Dr. Shaltoni have received intensive training in the LANAP protocol by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.
There is no cutting or stitches needed with the LANAP protocol. Compared to traditional periodontal surgery, patients typically report less pain and discomfort after the procedure. This patient-friendly procedure help patients regain healthy gums.