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LANAP Saves Teeth Otherwise Deemed Hopeless!


Whoopi's Osseous Gum Surgery Experience


If I Don't Choose LANAP, What Can I Expect?

  • PDM_PerioLase_MVP-7Extraction of Teeth Affected by Gum Disease
  • Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
  • Traditional Osseous Surgery with a 2-4 Week Recovery with Possible Pain and Swelling
  • Scaling and Root Planing which Maintains Pocket Depth but Has Minimal Effect on Pocket Reduction or Bone Regeneration
  • Dentures or Bridges to Mask Where Teeth Are Missing


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FAQ’s About Laser Gum Surgery in Loma Linda, CA

The revolutionary LANAP® laser protocol with Dr. Roger Sohn is periodontal disease treatment like no other. With LANAP® laser gum surgery in Loma Linda, CA, oral bacteria and diseased tissue are gone in less time, with minimal pain and with added benefits.

The LANAP® Protocol is Today’s Choice for Advanced Periodontal Disease Treatment:

  • Minimally invasive, no cutting or suturing
  • Less bleeding and swelling
  • More efficient and accurate
  • One day recovery
  • High success rate (98 percent of patients do well after five years)
  • More predictable results
  • Low risk for infection
  • No gum recession


Questions and Answers about Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment

Q: Is there a difference between gum disease and periodontal disease?
A: They both refer to the same oral bacterial infection that destroys gum tissue, teeth, and bone. It is a progressive condition that develops in stages. Early stage gum disease is called gingivitis, which moves into moderate and severe phases of periodontal disease if left untreated. Ignoring gum disease places teeth and bone in serious danger. Laser periodontal disease treatment can help.

Q: Is laser periodontal disease easy to tolerate?
A: Dr. Sohn offers laser because it is only minimally painful and a more accurate way to provide gum surgery for patients with moderate to severe gum disease. Laser is very selective. It removes bacteria and diseased areas without harming healthy tissue. This means less bleeding and inflammation, and more comfort for you.

Q: Can LANAP® treatment really stimulate new bone growth around teeth?
A: Yes, and it is backed by medical studies and our own laser surgery patients. Laser periodontal disease treatment will generate new bone around existing teeth to give them needed support and strength. Many patients who have LANAP® treatment are able to hold onto teeth they expected to lose.

Q: Is laser periodontal treatment better than traditional surgery?
A: Laser surgery is not necessarily better than scalpel surgery, but it is very different and most patients and leading dental providers now prefer it. The scalpel can be very damaging to healthy gum tissue, requiring a longer healing phase. Laser does the work of removing bacteria without any cutting or stitches for a much more comfortable procedure and faster recovery. It also generates bone growth. Traditional periodontal disease treatments cannot do that.

Q: Is the LANAP® protocol appropriate for anyone?
A: Laser periodontal treatment is for moderate to severe cases, and most who have these stages of gum disease are good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Sohn will determine the best treatment for your situation.

Revolutionary laser gum surgery in Loma Linda, CA with Dr. Sohn may be the right treatment for you. Call us today for your personal consultation.

Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us a message via the Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.