Gingivitis, Periodontitis and LANAP

What is LANAP?

Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure is a standard gum surgery designed to treat periodontitis.

If you have gum disease, and would like to reverse it, LANAP may be the right procedure for you!

First, local anesthesia is administered.

Second, a short-duration laser pulse is used on the pockets around the patient’s afflicted teeth, which
are probed down, about a quarter of an inch. This destroys bacteria and pathologic proteins near the

Third, connective tissue is preserved, while infected tissue is destroyed.

Typically, two or three passes with the laser clear the infected pocket.

With LANAP, no surgical glue, bone graft material, stitches, collagen plugs or sutures are needed.

Last but not least, Dr. Openshaw recommends diet guidelines and
special oral hygiene instructions to all LANAP patients, after the procedure is completed.

Call us today for a no charge consultation to see if this is right for you. If you have been told you have gingivitis or periodontitis please call our office to schedule.

Philip Openshaw DDS

400 East Orangeburg Avenue St 4

Modesto CA 95350

(209) 524-4763


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