What is LANAP?

LANAP certified dentist in Knoxville TennesseeWhat is LANAP?

LANAP: Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. LANAP is an effective alternative to periodontal surgery for the treatment of gum disease. Safe, effective, precise and FDA approved, LANAP has revolutionized the treatment of soft tissue oral disease and gum contouring.  Periodontist Dr. Robert Cain and the team at East Tennessee Periodontics has advanced training in the successful use of LANAP. Dr. Cain is a certified clinician of LANAP laser therapy. Dr. Cain uses LANAP to help patients restore the health of their gums and reverse damage caused by gum disease.

What are the benefits of LANAP?

  • Safe for patients who are diabetic, taking Plavix® or an aspirin regimen
  • Less downtime than traditional gum surgery
  • Less discomfort and bleeding
  • NO sutures
  • Can save a failing dental implant
  • Minimally invasive
  • Helps promote bodies natural healing response
  • Does not damage surrounding healthy tissue

Is LANAP the right treatment for my gum disease?

LANAP can be successfully used to treat minor to advanced cases of gum disease. Dr. Cain is always willing to give patients who have been turned away by other dentists a second opinion. LANAP can often be used to restore health to edentulous patients who have severely damaged gums. Dr. Cain will thoroughly analyze the condition of your teeth and gums and determine if LANAP is the ideal treatment for restoring your oral health.

How can I get treatment for gum disease if I have dental anxiety?

LANAP is an ideal treatment option for patients who have avoided the dentist due to dental anxiety. Many patients suffer deterioration in their oral health because of their fear of the dentist. Patients avoid routine dental health exams and gum disease develops and spreads, damaging the stability and overall wellness of their teeth, gums and jaw bone.  LANAP is minimally invasive, suture and needle-free- eliminating many common fears about the visiting the dentist. Our dental care team welcomes and caters to the needs of patients experience dental care and will help you feel calm and comfortable so you can regain your oral health.