Laser Periodontal Surgery

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Tigard Laser Periodontal Surgery

Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease

The recent development of laser gum treatment has helped many professionals make strides in their industries, and the oral care and hygiene industry is no exception. Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) was developed and approved in 2004 as a laser treatment to combat periodontal disease. The surgical procedure has since been adopted by many surgeons and is praised for its accuracy and precision in removing gum tissue from around teeth. At Progressive Periodontics, Implants and Laser Therapy, our Tigard, OR laser periodontal surgeon is specifically trained to use LANAP and has performed the laser gum treatment countless times successfully, leaving patients with healthy gums.

Call us today at (503) 966-3780, or contact us onlineto learn more about our gum surgery laser treatment options in Tigard near Portland.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal or gum disease occurs when the tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place become infected by bacteria and tartar. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR), the disease afflicts mainly adults in their 30's and 40's.

What is LANAP?

LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an FDA-approved laser treatment for patients with periodontal disease. It is a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional gum surgery, and has been scientifically proven to generate new bone growth and help gum tissue to reattach.

PerioLase MVP-7 Laser Gum Surgery

During the treatment, the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser is used instead of a scalpel.

  1. The laser fiber is inserted between the gum and tooth, without cutting the gums.
  2. The laser light energy targets the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue.
  3. After the treatment, the tops of your teeth are adjusted to keep from hitting the others.


Because of its precision as a surgical tool, LANAP comes with many benefits that traditional gum surgery can’t offer, and is the only procedure that can regenerate the bone supporting the teeth. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), no general anesthetic is needed for using LANAP, which can reduce unwanted side effects of the drug after the operation.

Other benefits of using LANAP surgery include:

  • Less pain than traditional gum surgery
  • Less bleeding
  • Less sensitivity following treatment
  • Less gum loss
  • Less swelling
  • Very little downtime following treatment
  • Less post-op infections
  • Promotes regeneration of supporting gum
  • Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than traditional surgery

Post-Op Care for Laser Gum Surgery

It’s worth noting that blood clots form after laser gum surgery, which must not be touched unless otherwise instructed by a dental professional. Our team provides in-depth aftercare instructions so you can feel prepared to care for your gums after your surgery. We’re also available to answer any questions you may have by phone – your well-being is our priority.

Portland Area Periodontal Laser Surgery 

If you reside in Portland or nearby areas, seize the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Progressive Periodontics for advanced periodontal care. Our specialized focus includes the use of cutting-edge laser surgery for treating periodontal diseases, ensuring minimally invasive and precise procedures. Our experienced team is dedicated to addressing any queries you may have about laser gum surgery, emphasizing its benefits in terms of reduced discomfort and faster recovery times. Contact us to explore this innovative approach to periodontal treatment, and feel free to peruse our patient reviews for firsthand insights into the exceptional care we provide in the Portland area.

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Call our team with questions regarding laser periodontal surgery in Tigard. Reach out at (503) 966-3780or contact us online– we’re happy to demystify the process and explain its many benefits.

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