Laser Therapy

About the Procedure

s-perfectSmile1.jpg LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a procedure that treats periodontal (gum) disease with the use of a highly specialized Nd:YAG laser. This laser is used to remove the infected and dead tissue of the gums around the roots of the teeth, while not only leaving the healthy, live tissue safe, but also stimulating it to regenerate.

Dr. Amaya is a registered periodontist who is highly trained to perform LANAP surgery. You are sure to be in safe hands while in her care!

LANAP is one of the newest and most advanced procedures for the treatment of periodontal disease, and its precision and effectiveness is quickly making it one of the most notable advances in periodontics. Patients undergoing LANAP, in comparison to more traditional treatments for periodontitis, can typically expect:

  • less post-procedure discomfort
  • less inflammation and bleeding during and after the procedure
  • less chance of dental decay following the procedure
  • a more aesthetic appearance of the gums after the procedure
  • a faster rate of healing and gum regrowth
Post-Op Instructions

Mushy Food Diet

  • Anything put through a blender or food processor (except berries with seeds)
  • Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal, Malt-O-Meal
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Mashed Banana
  • Mashed or Baked Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes/Yams – OK with butter/sour cream
  • Mashed steamed vegetables
  • Baked Squash
  • Applesauce
  • Broth or Cream Soup
  • Soft cheese (including cream cheese or cottage cheese)
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Eggs (any style) – can be eaten with melted cheese
  • Jell-O, pudding, ice cream, yogurt
  • Milkshake/smoothies (not containing berries with seeds)
  • Ensure, Slim-Fast, or other meal substitution/nutritional drinks
  • Chew gum or soft candies
  • Eat anything hard or crunchy (hard candies, cookies, chips, nuts, etc)
  • Eat anything that contains seeds or hard pieces
  • Eat meat that shreds (can lodge under the gum and between teeth)
  • Eat raw vegetables or salads