LANAP Laser Dentistry Specialist

Pacific Coast Periodontics

Periodontists located in San Francisco, CA

Thanks to LANAP® laser dentistry it’s possible to treat gum disease, gum recession, and peri-implantitis using non-invasive means. At Pacific Coast Periodontics in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, California, Sohyun Park, DDS, and the team offer LANAP laser dentistry on an outpatient basis. To make an appointment, call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff, or click the online booking tool today.

LANAP Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is LANAP laser dentistry?

LANAP laser dentistry is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for gum disease. It uses a variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser to target harmful bacteria and diseased gum tissue, preventing the spread of infection.

LANAP laser dentistry encourages periodontal regeneration. This process triggers the growth of new, healthy bone and allows your gums to reattach to your teeth.

LANAP is much safer than traditional periodontal treatments. When performed by a qualified provider, like those at Pacific Coast Periodontics, it limits damage to healthy gum tissue, decreases pocket depth, and allows the body to recover without the need for sutures or stitches.

What are the benefits of LANAP laser dentistry?

LANAP laser dentistry provides various benefits, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Limited sensitivity
  • Less gum loss
  • Less swelling
  • Very little downtime after treatment
  • Promotes regeneration of healthy bone

In addition, LANAP laser dentistry is much more comfortable than traditional periodontal surgery.

What is LAPIP™?

The LAPIP protocol is an advanced laser treatment that lowers the risk of peri-implantitis, an infection of the gums that often results in dental implant failure.

Like LANAP, LAPIP uses targeted light energy to eradicate harmful bacteria and diseased gum tissue, allowing your implants to better fuse with the jaw.

LAPIP has a proven track record of success. Studies show that 95% of people treated with the LAPIP protocol regenerate enough healthy tissue to support their dental implants.

Is LANAP laser dentistry right for me?

To determine if LANAP laser dentistry is right for you, the team at Pacific Coast Periodontics conducts an oral exam and reviews your dental health history. They order a series of oral X-rays to assess the health and condition of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone.

If the team determines you have gum disease or peri-implantitis, you’ll likely qualify for treatment. They develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

Is LANAP laser dentistry safe?

LANAP laser dentistry is safe and typically well-tolerated. Following treatment, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling and sensitivity, but any discomfort should subside within a few days.

To speed up the recovery process, follow your provider’s instructions carefully and take any medication as prescribed.

To further explore LANAP laser dentistry, make an appointment at Pacific Coast Periodontics by calling the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff or clicking the online booking tool today.