A minimally invasive laser treatment to regrow gums and bone.
As periodontal disease progresses, bacteria thriving in deep gingival pockets attacks and destroys the gum and bone tissue that holds your teeth in place.
With the advanced LANAP laser procedure, Dr. Aldredge can actually regenerate and reattach that missing gum and bone. LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Protocol.
No cutting, no grafting, no suturing
LANAP eliminates the cutting, grafting and sutures of traditional surgery. Instead, Dr. Aldredge uses a precisely focused laser beam to clean bacteria, debris and diseased gum tissue away from healthy teeth and gum tissue.
The LANAP treatment creates the ideal conditions the body needs to heal itself. Soon, gum and bone tissue will regenerate and reattach to teeth, holding them securely in place with renewed support and protection.
See how the LANAP procedure saves teeth
LANAP vs Traditional Surgery
LANAP results in less bleeding, less swelling, and less discomfort during and after treatment because it is minimally invasive compared with conventional surgery.
The LANAP procedure takes less treatment time than traditional surgery, generally two 2-hour visits and follow-up verus four surgery sessions, removal of sutures, and follow-ups.
LANAP patients have a shorter recovery period, typically less than 24 hours,so you don't lose time from your daily activities.
LANAP has excellent results. 98% of patients treated with LANAP remain stable after 5 years.
Dr. Aldredge is one of the few periodontal surgeons in Monmouth County performing LANAP laser surgery, as well as two other laser procedures, LASIG and LAPIP. When he says "I Save Teeth" the successful results of this advanced technology is exactly what he is talking about.
We also offer traditional treatment (gum graft surgery) to reattach and encourage growth of gum and bone tissue. See Dr. Aldredge to determine which is the best option for you .