Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure – LANAP™ is one of the most revolutionary developments in Periodontology. LANAP™ is a noninvasive laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease. Laser therapy is a virtually painless alternative to many of the more traditional surgical procedures associated with periodontal and implant medicine. BPDI is excited to be leading the way in pioneering LANAP™, and has published ground-breaking research using this less painful approach to helping patients achieve improved oral health and a more esthetic smile.

As with other forms of periodontal therapy, a main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate regeneration of connective tissue and bone between the gums and teeth. LANAP™ is also an excellent approach for patients who want to improve the esthetics of their gum line with treatments such as cosmetic crown lengthening and tissue re-contouring procedures. For our patients who are candidates for laser therapy, other welcome benefits include less-painful treatment without cutting or stitches, less risk of infection, shorter appointment times, and an easy and fast recovery.
Before your laser treatment you will be given a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. During the procedure a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum to clear away infection, reduce inflammation, and trigger an immediate healing response in the tissue. You’ll most likely feel well enough to go right back to work after your treatment. If necessary, Dr. Nevins will prescribe an oral antibiotic as a precaution against infection. A soft diet for a day or two is recommended, but most patients are able to eat anything they want right after the procedure. Best of all, your likely recovery period will be less than 24 hours.


Dr. Nevins did a thorough review of my medical history and then gave me an exam. We were able to define a first step that made sense. He also put to rest some of the fears that had been caused by the first provider.

Stephanie G. | Boston, MA

Dr. Nevins has worked on gum recession and other procedures with absolute perfection. He’s knowledgeable, extremely detail oriented and is the top doctor; expert in his field.

Mary C. | Boston, MA

I came to Dr. Nevins for a second opinion and was very impressed with the level of detail explaining the options and the pros/cons. They spent a lot of time trying to get to the right answer and to make sure I understood the issues.

Renee C. | South End, Boston, MA
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