Laser Periodontal TherapyTM or LANAP is a laser-based procedure that addresses periodontal or gum disease using an Nd:YAG free running pulsed laser.  Utilizing this technique, we are able to provide periodontal therapy with less pain, less swelling, less bleeding, less tissue removal, less down time, and less recovery time for our patients.  This is possible since LANAP removes only the diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue, maintaining the height of the tissue around teeth, minimizing pain and discomfort to the patient, and obtaining closure of the periodontal pocket wound allowing healing to take place.  Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore otherwise hopelessly involved teeth.