Most patients associate pain with traditional periodontal surgery. In order to eliminate this anxiety, Dr. Wang utilizes innovative techniques that can replace traditional periodontal surgery. PERIOLASE laser system with its patented and FDA approved LANAP procedure can provide equivalent result to the traditional pocket reduction surgery. Laser periodontal therapy (LANAP) requires no cutting and no sewing. To patients this means: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less tissue removal, less recovery time.

The advantages of Laser Periodontal Therapy vs. traditional surgery are:

  1. No cutting and no sewing;
  2. The laser periodontal therapy removes ONLY the diseased tissue;
  3. Minimal gum shrinkage after surgery results in less root exposure. As a result, teeth do not appear longer;
  4. Minimal sensitivity to cold and hot due to less root exposure.


The Laser Periodontal Therapy procedures (LANAP) are as following:

A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.

B. Laser light (via small fiber optic rod) enters the periodontal pocket and sweeps the pocket. Laser energy kills bacteria and removes disease tissue (epithelium) and leaves the healthy tissue untouched.

C. Special hand and machine instruments remove the plaque and calculus on the root surface.

D. Laser light enters the periodontal pocket for the second time to induce blood clot within the pocket and seal the pocket to prevent more bacteria.

E. Bite trauma is adjusted.

F. Gums attach to the clean root surface at the pre-surgical level result in minimum post-surgery gum recession. The laser therapy can also induce bone regeneration.