Laser Gum Treatment with LANAP™Lake Oswego, OR

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is a new therapy that allows for the effective treatment of periodontal disease with no removal of tissue.

Effectively Treating Gum Disease with No Cutting or Suturing

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing healthy tissue. Using a precision laser, Dr. Hoidal, of Lake Oswego Periodontics, is able to kill up to 99% of the disease causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. The laser specifically targets disease causing bacteria and because they have no defense, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with anti-biotic treatment.

With laser periodontal therapy, there is no cutting or suturing. Compared with traditional methods of treating periodontal disease, this provides a fast, virtually pain free procedure that effectively treats periodontal disease.

Additionally, the precision of the laser allows Dr. Hoidal to avoid removing significant tissue. This allows for a faster recovery and minimal loss of tooth and bone structure after the procedure..

The Laser Procedure

LANAP Procedure

Because your resistance to disease is affected by many factors, we will begin your first visit with a review of your dental and medical histories.  This is followed by a thorough periodontal examination of your mouth and discussion of findings and treatment options.  You may find it helpful to bring your spouse or a friend with you to this appointment.  In most cases, no treatment is performed at this appointment.

On your treatment appointment, a small laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum and the bacterial infection is removed. It takes just one 3 to 4-hour session or it can be broken into two 1.5 to 2- hour sessions. Dr. Hoidal will treat the entire mouth at once or break it into two sections and do one side of the mouth at a time.  Most patients feel fine returning to work the very next day.

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Patient Reviews

Lake Oswego Periodontics is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 36 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/12/2017
    I felt confident that my care was being provided by the best possible team. My gum graft went well and so did my recuperation time.
  • 09/19/2019
    Just went in for a consultation that was recommended by my dentist. What a responsible and ethical place of business. Thank you!
  • 11/30/2017
    Everything is now sound and the new bridge is on its way.At all times, I was very pleased with his approach, thoroughness of his diagnosis and plan, and his manner.
  • 07/06/2016
    Great Rx for my issues. Office people helpful and pleasant. Office location gives nice ambience. Dr.Hoidal treated my issue with apparent cure for long...
  • 07/23/2019
    Dr. Hoidal did a great job coordinating with my orthodontist. When my braces were removed, I received a prosthetic tooth from my dentist.
  • 07/11/2017
    All the staff and Dr. Hoidal are terrific! Friendly, professional care of the finest quality. Great experience!
  • 02/08/2020
    Professional, friendly and pain free!
  • 02/07/2020
    Professional, friendly and pain free!
  • 11/04/2016
    They were friendly and professional with excellent care. They made a scary event so much better. Being born in the 40's dentist have not been my favorite people but you guys have changed my mind. Thank you.
  • 11/28/2017
    I was also impressed with his staff, from the front desk, the scheduler, the dental assistants. They too know what to do and how to do.
  • 01/13/2017
    Thank you to Dr. Hoidal and his staff for being open during the "snow apocalypse"!!! After calling multiple offices for two days, trying to find one open to...
  • 04/12/2017
    I felt confident that my care was being provided by the best possible team. My gum graft went well and so did my recuperation time.
  • 07/17/2017
    We took our younger daughter in for a gum graph, and the whole team handled her with care and made us feel all at ease for a "scary procedure" for her. It...
  • 05/17/2016
    Friendly and very professional
  • 02/15/2018
    Great staff & calming views of the river too.
  • 08/05/2016
    Friendly reception, short waiting time, thorough exam and good explanation of process
  • 05/12/2017
    A great experience, even though it was gum surgery. A wonderful staff, terrific doctor and a beautiful view to boot!