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The Stages of LANAP

Traditional gum surgery typically requires cutting away healthy gum tissue and can result in gum recession. The LANAP® laser protocol is a minimally invasive procedure that can effectively save loose teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted. If you need gum surgery as part of your periodontal disease treatment plan, here is what you can expect from LANAP® laser treatment with Dr. Pierce Osborne, Dr. Michael Curry, and Dr. Wes Shelton:

  • Measurement of pocket depths
  • Passing laser over treatment area to kill bacteria
  • Removing calculus (tartar) from the root surfaces
  • Passing the laser a second time to create a clot
  • Compressing the gums against the tooth
  • Adjusting the bite

LANAP® Periodontal Surgery in Arkansas

LANAP® Periodontal Surgery in Arkansas



  1. Pocket depth measurement. This allows us to determine how much loss of attachment may have occurred between the teeth and gums.
  2. Bacteria removal. We will use a pulsed light laser on the treatment area to kill bacteria as part of your periodontal disease treatment. The laser keeps healthy tissue intact.
  3. Calculus removal. We will use small ultrasonic scalers to break down calculus deposits on the surfaces of the teeth for easy removal.
  4. Second laser pass. The laser is passed over the treatment area a second time to help form a clot. This creates the ideal healing environment to reduce the risk of infection.
  5. Tissue compression. The rest of the gum tissue is compressed against the surface of the tooth to promote healing. We do not need to use any stitches in this procedure.
  6. Bite adjustment. You may need to have your bite adjusted to reduce stress and pressure on certain teeth.

Learn more about periodontal disease treatment and laser gum surgery in Arkansas with the LANAP® protocol. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton today! 

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Fayetteville: (479) 316-4811  | Rogers: (479) 326-7951  | Fort Smith: (479) 689-4474  | Harrison: (855) 781-5178

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Fayetteville Office

2001 Green Acres Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72703
New Patients: (479) 316-4811
Current Patients: (479) 521-6400

Rogers Office

300 South Metro Pkwy
Rogers, AR 72758
New Patients: 479-326-7951
Current Patients: 479-636-8800

Fort Smith Office

3800 Rogers Ave #3
Fort Smith, AR 72903
New Patients: 479-689-4474
Current Patients: 479-785-4848

Harrison Office

1405 McCoy Dr
Harrison, AR 72601
New Patients: 855-781-5178
Current Patients: 866-521-6400

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