LANAP Surgery Specialist

LANAP Surgery services offered in ALLENTOWN, PA

SOFT INTRO (50-100 words):

Up to 47% of Americans aged 30 and older have periodontal (gum) disease. If you have red, swollen, or irritated gums, consider LANAP® surgery. At Advanced Oral Dynamics, general, cosmetic, and implant specialist Tejas Patel, DDS, and the team use LANAP surgery to treat moderate to severe gum disease safely and effectively. To make an appointment, call the office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, or book online today.

LANAP Surgery Q&A


What is LANAP® surgery?

LANAP surgery, or the LANAP protocol, is an outpatient procedure that treats gum disease. During LANAP surgery, your Advanced Oral Dynamics provider uses a tiny laser fiber to clean away plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and beneath your gum line.

LANAP surgery is quicker and less invasive than traditional gum disease treatments, like scaling and root planing. As a result, there’s less bleeding, less pain, and improved outcomes.

When should I consider LANAP surgery?

Request a consultation for LANAP surgery at Advanced Oral Dynamics if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bright red or purple gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Bad breath
  • Spitting out blood when brushing and flossing


You might also be a candidate for LANAP surgery if your gums are visibly receding.

What are the benefits of LANAP surgery?


LANAP surgery offers a wide range of benefits compared to traditional gum disease treatments, including:


  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Less gum loss
  • Less swelling
  • Fewer treatment sessions required
  • Quicker recovery
  • Lasting treatment outcomes


In addition, LANAP surgery provides an excellent treatment option for people with sensitive teeth or low pain tolerance. That’s because LANAP uses targeted light energy instead of metal dental tools. 

How long does LANAP surgery take?

At Advanced Oral Dynamics, LANAP surgery requires two separate two-hour visits spaced about a week apart. After treatment, you don’t have to worry about stitches or bleeding. In fact, after surgery, you can return to work and other activities right away. 

What is recovery like after LANAP surgery?


After LANAP surgery, it’s normal to experience mild swelling and sensitive gums. Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication and eat only soft foods, like yogurt, soup, or scrambled eggs for the first two weeks or until your provider tells you otherwise. 


To ensure your gums heal properly, attend each of your checkups and follow your dentist’s instructions.

Is LANAP surgery covered by dental insurance?

Most types of periodontal treatment are covered by dental insurance. But if you have questions about your policy and what it covers, contact your insurance provider before scheduling a LANAP surgery consultation at Advanced Oral Dynamics. 

To explore the benefits of LANAP surgery, make an appointment at Advanced Oral Dynamics by calling the office or booking online today.