LANAP® Laser Dental Treatment – NYC

What is LANAP surgery?

LANAP stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure.
The LANAP protocol offers a minimally invasive approach to treating gum disease,
utilizing the PerioLase® MVP-7TM dental laser. It is the first and only protocol approved
by the FDA for True Regeneration, which involves the regeneration of new cementum,

periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone, essential components for full oral function. The
treatment has been widely embraced by the dental community for several years and the
LANAP protocol boasts several benefits:

Reduced postoperative discomfort: By avoiding cutting and stitching of the
gums, the LANAP protocol minimizes post-operative pain for patients.
Faster recovery: Patients can typically resume normal activities within 24 hours
post-procedure, compared to the two to four weeks required for traditional
surgery, which often involves significant pain and swelling.
Preservation of gum health: Unlike traditional methods that may lead to gum
recession, LANAP keeps gum tissue intact, minimizing recession and preserving

Natural regeneration: The PerioLase laser stimulates the body’s natural healing
response, eliminating the need for additional growth factors or foreign materials.

Introducing the cutting-edge LANAPTM Laser Periodontal treatment, a revolutionary
advancement in periodontal care. Dr. Ursomanno utilizes the PerioLaseTM to perform the
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAPTM) which can harness the body’s
natural healing ability to regenerate tissue.

Unlike traditional methods involving scalpels and sutures, LANAPTM offers a scalpel-free,
sutureless approach to periodontal therapy, facilitating the regeneration of lost tissues
surrounding the teeth, including gums, bone, cementum, and ligaments that result from
periodontal disease.

The laser precisely targets diseased gum tissue, discerning it by color, and gently
agitates healthy tissue to encourage reattachment to the bone. This selective approach
promotes the regrowth of connective tissue, significantly reducing the risk of gum
disease recurrence compared to conventional surgery.

By targeting and removing only diseased tissue, Dr. Ursomanno provides effective
treatment with minimal postoperative discomfort and fewer side effects and risks. This
advanced therapy, combined with comprehensive home care guidance, ensures optimal
healing and long-term oral health.

What are the most common procedures at the periodontist?

Scaling And Root Planing

Our scaling and root planing procedure provides a thorough cleaning for your teeth and
gums, removing tartar and smoothing root surfaces to maintain optimal oral health.
This non-surgical treatment helps prevent complications and keeps your smile fresh and

Periodontal/Gum Disease

Your gums are vital to your oral health, and periodontal disease can pose serious risks if
left untreated. Dr. Johnston and Dr. Ursomanno specialize in early detection and
treatment of gum disease therefore guiding you towards optimal gum health and
preventing further complications.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth? Dental implants offer a durable and natural-looking solution. These
implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, providing long-lasting functionality and
enhancing your smile. Let us restore your smile and confidence with our dental implant

Recession Treatment

Gum recession can lead to sensitivity and aesthetic concerns, but our tailored recession
treatments address these issues effectively. By protecting your teeth, improving gum
health, and rejuvenating your smile, we ensure you maintain a healthy and beautiful
smile for years to come.

LANAP® Post-Operative Care Instructions:

● Follow prescribed antimicrobial rinses and antibiotics as directed.
● Limit physical activity for several hours after surgery.
● Expect minimal discomfort, but take recommended pain medications as needed.
● Maintain a liquid diet for the first 24 hours, followed by a soft diet for 3-7 days.
● Avoid disturbing blood clots by refraining from chewing in treated areas.
● Rinse with Peridex or Periogard as directed, and practice gentle saltwater rinses
every three hours.
● Resume regular oral hygiene practices, excluding the surgery area.
● Avoid applying excessive pressure to the surgery site and monitor for expected
postoperative signs.

For any concerns or questions, please contact us at Shine Dentistry and make an
appointment to meet with Dr. Ursomanno to discuss the treatment of periodontal
disease. We have your best interest at heart and we will help you regain your optimal
gum health and oral health over time.



Call or Text 212-242-5344

Practice Entrance:
255 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Mailing Address:
250 W. 24th Street, Unit 1FW New York, NY 10011

Hours: Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 8AM-4PM
Wednesdays: 8AM-4PM
Thursdays: 10AM-5PM
Fridays: 8AM-2PM