The leap from traditional methods to innovative techniques like LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) can be transformative for patients suffering from periodontal disease. We provide various treatments at Periodontics of Cherry Creek and Mountainview Periodontics and Dental Implants, including LANAP. With LANAP offered at our offices in Parker and Glendale, Colorado, you can get the treatment your gums need for a healthy smile. 


This blog post aims to shed light on the relative obscurity surrounding LANAP and articulate its tremendous benefits for oral health.


Understanding LANAP 

Periodontal therapy encompasses a variety of treatments aimed at halting the progression of periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. This condition typically arises from bacteria in dental plaque, leading to inflammation, bone loss, gum recession, and, if untreated, tooth loss. Non-surgical methods employed in periodontal therapy include scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatments, and implementing meticulous oral hygiene practices. Surgical interventions for addressing gum disease include flap surgery, osseous surgery (including both flap and osseous procedures), and LANAP laser surgery. While flap surgery and osseous surgery involve a traditional “cut and stitch” approach, LANAP laser surgery avoids cutting and stitching altogether.


LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an advanced and minimally invasive laser surgery used to treat gum disease. Unlike traditional gum surgeries involving cutting and stitching, LANAP utilizes a specialized dental laser to target and remove bacteria and diseased gum tissue selectively. This precision approach aims to preserve healthy gum tissue while eliminating bacteria and infected areas in the gum pockets around the teeth.


Improved Oral Health

Regardless of how advanced, any medical or dental procedure is ultimately judged by its effectiveness in improving health. LANAP scores highly on this criterion:



Minimally Invasive Procedure

One of the most significant advantages of LANAP is its minimally invasive nature. For patients, this means:


This aspect of LANAP makes it an appealing option for patients wary of the intensive nature of traditional surgery.


Long-Term Results

Any periodontal treatment aims to not only address the immediate concerns but also to prevent future occurrences. Long-term benefits of LANAP include:



These reasons underscore why LANAP is more than just a short-term fix but a strategic choice for lasting oral health.


LANAP in Parker and Glendale, CO

Considering LANAP may represent a paradigm shift in your oral health and periodontal care approach. If you’re faced with how to address severe gum disease, understand that options like LANAP surgery exist, which can offer a gentler, equally effective resolution to your oral health concerns. If you are looking for periodontal treatment, look no further than our fantastic periodontists. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Maryanne Butler and Dr. Amy Riffel today! We cannot wait to help you smile at our offices, Periodontics of Cherry Creek and Mountainview Periodontics and Dental Implants in Parker and Glendale, Colorado. 


Remember, your next step could be the leap towards a healthier smile and future.