Laser Gum Therapy


Laser Gum Treatment in Rochester, NY

What is laser gum treatment or LANAP?

Laser Treatment is an advanced technique for your doctor to treat periodontal (gum) disease and save many teeth that were previously considered hopeless. A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The laser is a wonderful tool that will help many patients bring themselves to a more healthy state.


Dramatic Patient Benefits!

► No cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches means easy recovery with minimal bleeding.
► Preserve gum tissue instead of cutting it away.
► Dramatically less traumatic yet highly effective alternative to cut and sew gum surgery
► Reduces root exposure and sensitivity.
► Reduces infection.
► Reduces expense.


Who is a Candidate for this Therapy?

First it is helpful to know who is not a candidate for Laser Gum Treatment. Patients who have healthy gums do not need this treatment. Also, people with superficial gingivitis do not need this form of therapy. Superficial gingivitis patients have red swollen gums but have gum pockets less than 5mm. These patients are classified as Class I. All other periodontal patients are Class II, Class III, or Class IV.

All these people have gum pockets 5mm or greater, and the higher classes of gum disease correspond to deeper gum pockets and more loss of bone support to the teeth. All classes of gum disease greater than Class I are candidates for Laser Gum Treatment.


Steps of Laser Gum Treatment or LANAP

A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue.
C. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments used to remove root surface accretions.
D. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
E. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs.
F. Bite trauma is adjusted.
G. Healing occurs.

Dr. Emery & Dr. Scuro's practice is one of the first two in the Rochester, NY region trained and licensed to offer this
FDA-approved patented procedure.

To learn more, call us at (585) 247-7110