The LANAP Procedure

The LANAP Procedure

The LANAP® Procedure in Madison and Florence, AL

(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)



Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

When looking for gum disease treatment in Florence, You might want to consider the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This is a type of laser gum surgery that is minimally invasive and causes little pain or discomfort. Patients who suffer from periodontal disease find this treatment favorable because of the low chance for pain or infection. In fact, LANAP® can treat periodontal disease in just six short steps:

Measuring the pocket depths – During the first step of LANAP® gum disease treatment, Florence patients will have the depth of their periodontal pockets examined. This is done so that we can determine how much loss of attachment has occurred.

Removal of Bacteria – Next, the laser will make its first pass over the area and remove any bacteria and diseased tissue. There is no blade or cutting involved in this step, making LANAP® a more comfortable way to treat periodontal disease.

Removal of calculus – During this step, deposits of calculus are removed from the surface of the teeth. Because the laser itself cannot remove calculus, ultrasonic scalers are used for this part.

Formation of the blood clot – The laser will make a second pass over the area to stimulate bone and tissue regrowth. During this step, the blood will also begin to clot and form a seal around the tooth. This lessens the risk of infection and makes LANAP® a safer way to treat periodontal disease.

Compression of tissue – The tissue is recompressed against the surface of the tooth without the use of sutures. This helps to make LANAP® a less painful method of treating periodontal disease.

Examining teeth – The final step in treating periodontal disease is to examine the teeth for any signs of trauma.

LANAP® is a minimally invasive way to treat periodontal disease. The procedure is designed to maximize comfort for patients and minimize any negative side effects. With LANAP®, patients can receive treatment for periodontal disease in just one short procedure.

Dr. John M. Lane, located in Madison and Florence, Alabama, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Decator, Madison, Huntsville, and The Shoals, Alabama. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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Dr. John Lane is the only periodontist in North Alabama with American Board of Periodontology Certification.

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Welcome to our practice website. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. Please utilize this website as a resource. It will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal therapy.



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Dr. John Lane, Florence AL periodontist, is specially trained in the laser gum surgery procedure LANAP. Dr. Lane specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and cosmetic periodontal surgery.

1912 Bruin Dr.

Florence AL 35630

Madison Office
34 Hughes Road, Suite A
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 417-6949
Toll Free: (888) 560-8048

Florence Office
1912 Bruin Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 712-4995
Fax: (256) 760-0176