The procedure uses  laser to target
bacteria contributing to gum disease!!

Laser treatment for gum disease is the newest and most innovatory technique available to combat gum diseases. At FMS, we specialize in advanced dental procedures to address gum disease, which includes LANAP ( Laser Assisted New Attachment procedure).

What is LANAP?

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a regeneration procedure that aids to create regeneration of gum and bone tissue to its original and healthy form. The procedure uses laser to target bacteria contributing to gum disease.

Deep Pocket therapy

Is LANAP Right for me?

LANAP offers a simple solution that can naturally restore your gum health, provided your gum disease isn’t too far advanced. Patients with moderate gum disease can benefit from the LANAP procedure. There are virtually no downsides, and a quick recovery. LANAP is an excellent option for patients with other health issues including diabetes, HIV, or people taking specific medications like blood thinners.

Benefits From LANAP Gum Surgery?

Patients with diseased gums benefits from LANAP.

  • Less-invasive procedure 
  • Less-intense
  • Recovery time is much quicker
  • Laser use removes bacteria with less gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Reduced risk of gum recession
  • They can target the source of infection without hurting or removing healthy soft tissue.
  • It does create the optimum conditions to accelerate a patient’s own natural regenerative healing process to regrow the gums or bone on their own.
No Screw
New Bone

How is LANAP done ?

Your periodontist at FMS will:

  • Probe your gums to determine which teeth and gums need treatment
  • Patient is anesthetized with a local anesthetic
  • Light energy from a laser directed through a very tiny fiber placed between the gum and tooth.
  • The light energy then cuts away diseased tissue and helps reduce the amount of bacteria present in gum disease.
  • Tartar, often a culprit with inflamed and bleeding gums, is also removed from a tooth’s root surface with an ultrasonic scaler and other specialized instruments.
  • A second pass of laser establishes a sticky fibrin blood clot which secures the pocket and perpetuates healing


  • With a clean target area, the body is free to naturally heal.
  • After laser therapy, your mouth will need time to heal and regenerate. During this healing process, your gums should be infection-free and be able to tighten back up around your tooth, like a turtleneck that fits nicely around your neck!
How is LANAP done?

Laser physics

Once a laser beam is produced it is aimed at tissue to perform a specific task. The action of laser on dental tissue as well as bacteria depends on the absorption of laser by tissue water, minerals and various pigmented substances within the targeted tissue. When a laser is absorbed, it elevates the temperature and produces photochemical effects depending on the water content of the tissues. The light energy is converted into thermal and or mechanical energy that is used to perform the work desired.

We at FMS possess laser in all our branches. Lasers from Diode, Nd:YAG to Er: YAG and Er: Cr: YSGG are available in our hospitals.

Diode laser of various wavelengths i.e Picasso 810nm (AMD, Dentsply), Sunny (808nm), KavoLase, Sirona (970nm) and Biolase ezlase (940nm) are present in our hospitals, Fotonas Nd:YAG(1064nm) and Er:YAG and Waterlase (2780nm) are also available. These wide range of lasers are for soft tissues and hard tissue applications. Diode laser is the choice for LANAP and laser assisted flap surgery due to its bactericidal and hemostatic property. Some cases require bone recontouring, Erbium is the laser of choice as it is hard and soft tissue lasers.

What type of Lasers are used at FMS?

Does LANAP hurt?

The LANAP procedure is carried out under local anesthesia. This allows the dentist to precisely direct the laser, and post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and does not last long. The startling increase in patient comfort makes the LANAP surgery procedure very attractive.

Every patient, and every case, is different. The length and complexity of your treatment will depend on the severity of your periodontal disease, as well as the degree of treatment your particular case of gum disease requires. As a general rule, successful treatment of your gum disease generally takes one or more visits to the office for treatment.

How long does it take?

What to expect after LANAP treatment?

LANAPs being a non-invasive process, there are often  fewer side effects.

  • The day after treatment, normal oral hygiene routines can continue on teeth not treated with the procedure.
  • Patients may experience mild aching, throbbing, and soreness at the treated areas for the first two or three days, and this discomfort can be relieved with mild pain medications.
  • Tissue around the teeth may appear discolored but will soon adapt.
  • Patients cannot floss their teeth for the first 10 days after treatment.
  • The entire mouth should still be kept clean with a salt-water rinse. 

The only downside to LANAP is that the treatment may not be right for you if your periodontal disease is too advanced. In those cases, you’ll have to undergo alternative procedures.

Are There Any Downsides to LANAP?

The Impact of LANAP?

The predictable results are that the deep periodontal pockets decrease considerably by about 50%. This allows the toothbrush and floss to be much more effective and the result is long-term periodontal stability and optimal oral health.

FMS provides one stop for all dental needs with modern and patient friendly technology.