LANAP®: A Sophisticated Laser Periodontal Treatment

If you suffer from gum disease, our dentists can help you improve your oral health with Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®, at our Wilmington, DE, practice. This technology addresses gum disease by not only eliminating bacteria, but also stimulating tissue regeneration. We offer this advanced laser periodontal therapy to make your treatment efficient, simple, and successful. Developed by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., the LANAP® technique has helped thousands by treating the bacterial infection and abnormal tissue pockets caused by gum disease and preventing tooth loss. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, contact Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates today.

We proudly adopt advanced technology such as LANAP® to enhance every aspect of our care.

Who is a Candidate?

You may benefit from LANAP® treatment if you are currently experiencing symptoms of gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) or periodontitis (a more advanced periodontal infection), including:

  • Gum inflammation or irritation
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive or tender gum tissue
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent cold sores or other lesions
  • Changes in your bite
  • Bad breath
  • Pus present at the gum line

Our dentists may recommend a periodontal screening if you are currently pregnant, suffer from diabetes, or are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, as these conditions can increase your risk of gum disease. Even if you don’t suffer from immediately apparent symptoms, you may be experiencing the early stages of gum disease. Undergoing preventive LANAP® treatment could help you maintain your oral and overall health.

The Procedure

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During LANAP®, we will first administer local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Next, we will insert a small handheld tool with a very thin laser fiber at its tip under your gums, where precise pulses of laser light will kill bacteria while preserving healthy tissue. Once this step is complete, we will use a special ultrasonic instrument to smooth the surface of the tooth below the gum line so that plaque and tartar cannot accumulate as easily. Finally, we will insert the laser under the gum line once again to stimulate tissue regeneration and eliminate any bacterial pockets. LANAP® treatment typically requires two to four two-hour sessions to complete.


Many patients and dentists alike choose LANAP® periodontal therapy over traditional treatments because it:

  • Is typically more comfortable, since it requires no incisions, tissue grafts, or sutures. 
  • Offers long-lasting results. A recent study found that 95 percent of LANAP® patients were still free of gum disease five years after treatment.
  • Requires fewer appointments and less treatment time than most alternatives.
  • Has a much shorter recovery period. Most patients can go back to work, school, and other regular activities within a day.

We proudly adopt advanced technology such as LANAP® to enhance every aspect of our care.

Enjoy a Healthier Smile

LANAP® is an efficient, effective treatment for periodontal disease that can help you preserve your gums and experience a healthier smile. To learn more about LANAP®, contact our dental practice today and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists

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