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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, NJ, 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

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.

Implant Dentistry After Tooth Loss Our Experience Extends Beyond Periodontics

If your gum disease has caused tooth loss, our Nutley, New Jersey practice 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 dentistry practice in Nutley, NJ.

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 serving the Nutley community. 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 (973) 798-2639 today.

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