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When gingivitis is left untreated, it progresses to periodontal disease, a dangerous health concern.

LANAP® is an FDA-cleared laser technology that allows our dentist to remove diseased gum tissue quickly and with minimal pain.

See how MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. in Nutley and Florham Park can treat your gum disease and improve your overall oral health.

Treating Gum Disease

If your gums are swollen, red, bleeding, or receding, you may have gum disease. As gum disease progresses, it can create periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. These pockets collect debris and bacteria and can ultimately lead to tooth loss, heart disease, and lung disease.

Periodontal treatment involves three steps:

  • Removing debris and diseased periodontal tissue
  • Reattaching healthy gums to teeth
  • Creating an at-home oral care routine to prevent reinfection of the periodontal tissue

The traditional surgical method of treating gum disease involves the use of a scalpel to cut away the infected tissue. The gum tissue is then reshaped around each tooth and sutured in place. Though this is an effective treatment for gum disease, it results in painful downtime. LANAP is an alternative treatment that has minimal side effects.

Illustration stating a tiny laser fiber precisely targets diseased tissue and kills germs. The roots are cleaned and a second laser stimulates new gum attachment.

What Is LANAP?

LANAP® is an acronym for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This laser technology is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for gum disease that results in the regeneration of gum tissues.

When compared to surgical treatment of periodontal disease, LANAP offers patients several benefits, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Less sensitivity
  • Less swelling
  • Less gum loss
  • Little downtime
  • Comfortable healing process

Dental Professionals Agree
LANAP Is a More Comfortable Treatment

94.4% of surveyed participants said that their patients reported less pain with their Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure compared to patients who received traditional periodontal treatment.

*According to a 2020 survey published in Decisions in Dentistry

Regain Control Of Your Oral Health

If left untreated, gum disease can cause chronic bad breath, tooth loss, and damage to the jawbone. It has also been linked to an array of other serious health issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and stroke. Take action to avoid these issues by trusting your periodontal care to a highly trained practitioner like Dr. Khaimov

Dr. Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist who graduated in the top 10% of his class from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. He completed specialized training in periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, another highly regarded institution. Dr. Khaimov has used his expertise to treat all levels of gum disease for many patients across Northern New Jersey.

To learn how you can receive top-quality periodontal care from an experienced specialist, contact our Nutley, NJ, or Florham Park, NJ, practice online or call us at: 

(973) 798-2639

"Great Experience From Arrival to Departure" Providing Quality Periodontal Care in Nutley, New Jersey 


Ruth Hernandez-Alequin


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Great experience from arrival to departure. Everyone is pleasant and professional. They sought to put me at ease as I was visibly nervous. Very clean and most up-to-date equipment and facilities. Had my last appointment today. Professional, pleasant and great service and treatment from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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Regina Apolito


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My experience at MK was ultra positive; the office was clean & modern, everyone was friendly and considerate. Mark did a laser procedure that my last perio didn't even tell me existed, and didn't burn a hole in my pocket. No complaints!

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How LANAP Works

The total recovery time is about 24 hours.
The total recovery time is about 24 hours.


Your periodontist will discuss your medical history and determine the level of treatment each tooth will need at an initial consultation.

Remove Infected Tissue

At your appointment, a laser is used to destroy the diseased gum tissue in the periodontal pockets while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The laser kills the infection-causing bacteria and creates a stable environment for healing.

Remove Tartar Buildup

Your periodontist will then use scaling techniques to remove the tartar buildup from your teeth and root planing to smooth your tooth roots, allowing the gums to reattach.

Reattach Gums

The laser is then used to reattach the gum tissue back to the tooth root. This keeps the tooth securely in its socket and encourages fast healing.

This dentistry service typically takes about an hour, depending on how extensive the gum disease is. You may have to make two appointments, one for each side of your mouth, if the gum disease is widespread.

Following treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. The total recovery time is about 24 hours. Don't brush or floss your teeth for about 7-10 days after your treatment, and be sure to follow all aftercare instructions given to you by your periodontist.

Why Choose Our Practice For Your Periodontal Needs?

Advanced Technology

The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is the only digital laser approved for performing the revolutionary LANAP protocol. Dr. Khaimov has extensive experience using this technology to perform safe, effective, and comfortable LANAP treatments. 

Experienced Periodontist

Dr. Khaimov specializes in the treatment of gum disease and has successfully helped many patients in the Nutley, NJ, area with this issue. By choosing a qualified specialist, you can feel reassured that your procedure will be handled in the most professional, efficient manner.

Gentle Care

Dr. Khaimov uses a gentle touch and will always prioritize your comfort while helping you get your smile back to a healthy state. We thoroughly numb the treatment area and can offer calming sedation to help you feel relaxed.

Implant Dentistry After Tooth Loss Our Experience Extends Beyond Periodontics

If your gum disease has caused tooth loss, our Nutley, New Jersey and Florham Park offices can provide you with the solution. After treating your gum disease, dental implants can replace your tooth roots and prevent your jawbone from atrophying. Your dental implant can then support a restoration to replace missing teeth.

An Alternative to Surgery

Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist. He can treat your gum disease with LANAP technology so you won't have to undergo invasive surgery. If you have questions about LANAP technology or think you may have gum disease, contact our periodontics practice in Nutley, NJ.

Making LANAP an Affordable Treatment 

The cost of LANAP can vary depending on the size of the treatment area. Fortunately, most insurance providers will cover at least part of the cost of this medically necessary treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, two healthcare lenders that can divide the cost of your treatment into low- or no-interest monthly payments.

See Why Our Patients Love Us "​And the LANAP treatment he suggested is brilliant."


Gary K


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For starters, the receptionists are some of the kindest, friendliest people I have ever met. The entire staff is highly knowledgeable. I’ve had a LANAP treatment done by Dr. Khaimov it has been nothing but professional and the ease of the procedures compared to other dental offices I have used is exemplary. Would absolutely recommend (and have!).

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Heidy Rodriguez


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Dr. Khaimov came in, asked some questions, even diagnosed an issue I had with my tongue that NO ONE had ever caught before. He checked me out and much to my surprise, told me he believed he could help get my gums healthy and no removal of teeth was necessary. Like, what?! And the LANAP treatment he suggested is brilliant. I can't wait to get started. Coming here was the best decision I've made all 2020!

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Dr. Khaimov

Dr. Mark Khaimov

Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist proudly serving the Nutley and Florham Park communities. He is dedicated to providing quality care in a relaxed environment. MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call one of our two convenient locations today.

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