Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) in Beverly Hills

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Peto uses the LANAP procedure to treat severe gum disease quickly, without a scalpel.

LANAP®: Minimally Invasive Alternative to Gum Surgery

Video: What is LANAP?

We are the only periodontic practice in Beverly Hills to offer the FDA-approved Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Dr. Peto uses this laser gum procedure to treat moderate to severe gum disease. Unlike traditional gum surgery, the laser procedure is minimally invasive, allowing for easy treatment and fast healing.

Traditional periodontal surgery involves the use of a scalpel. Laser technology, on the other hand, allows Dr. Peto to use a precisely focused laser to remove the diseased gum tissue without cutting or the need for stitches. The laser targets the infected tissue without affecting healthy tissue.

The laser not only destroys the bad bacteria, it also stimulates the body’s natural regenerative potential, usually eliminating the need for gum grafting around the teeth.

Dr. Peto is a periodontist, a specialist in gum treatment, with years of specialized training and education. He takes a conservative, minimally invasive and gentle approach to the treatment of his patients. By using laser technology, Dr. Peto can treat gum disease effectively, quickly and comfortably.

Benefits of LANAP

The LANAP procedure avoids the discomfort caused by standard surgery, both during and after the procedure. You don’t have to worry about bleeding, stitches or post-treatment pain or infection, because your gums haven’t been cut. Rather than weeks, there’s less than a 24 hour-recovery period with laser surgery.

LANAP is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking blood thinning medications.

The results of the LANAP procedure are long lasting. A study showed that after five years, 98% of LANAP-treated patients remained stable.

Complimentary Laser Gum Disease Treatment Consultation

  • Laser Periodontal TherapyFull Mouth X-rays
  • Complete oral exam
  • Periodontal exam
  • Dr. Peto will discuss your treatment options with you
  • Get any questions answered

(a $410 value)

*If you have insurance, your insurance company will be billed for the consultation.

To make an appointment, call 424‑229‑9875 or click here to request an appointment online.

The LANAP Procedure

Dr. Peto will administer a local anesthetic to eliminate any discomfort, but if desired, oral or IV sedation can be used for a comfortable appointment.

Dr. Peto uses the periolase laser, specially designed for the LANAP procedure. It has several modes that are used in the course of the procedure.

A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three human hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum to eliminate bacteria and diseased gum tissue. Healthy gum tissue is not harmed in the process. Once this is done, we use an ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments to remove tartar from the root surfaces. Finally, the laser is used to finish cleaning the gum pocket and to assist in sealing the pocket so new germs cannot enter. The gum heals, re-attaching to the clean surface of the tooth root.

The procedure is quick. It takes just two 2-hour sessions. Most people can return to work the next day.

Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) in Beverly Hills

A. Deep gum pockets caused by gum disease, B. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue, C. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface tartar, D. Laser finishes cleaning pocket and aids in sealing the pocket closed so new germs can’t enter, E. Healing of gums to clean root surface occurs, F. Bite trauma is adjusted, G. Healing occurs

Patient Testimonial

Laser Periodontal Therapy

“I finally am getting good news in my battle with bone loss. I needed a bone graft and I had laser surgery as well regular deep cleanings. Dr. Peto had a really positive attitude about my situation. He told me that my dental problems could all be fixed.

“I’m a wimp when it comes to pain and I have been surprised by how little pain I’ve experienced. The LANAP laser surgery caused very little pain and Dr. Peto tells me it’s helping re-grow my bone. He’s an awesome guy with a great demeanor. He doesn’t admonish you or talk down to you. Both he and his staff are fun to talk with which makes it easy to work with them.”

— Ron

To read more patient testimonials, click here.

To make an appointment, call 424‑229‑9875 or click here to request an appointment online.