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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Gum Surgery (LANAP) In San Ramon, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Gum Surgery (LANAP) In San Ramon, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Gum Surgery (LANAP) In San Ramon, CA


Traditionally treatments for gum disease or for gummy smiles have meant a periodontist cutting away the gum tissue with a scalpel or having to put up with a noisy and invasive drill. While these techniques are still widely used and are highly effective. It does mean a patient will need to allow quite a lot of time for their gums to recover. After being treated, gums often need to be stitched up and will become significantly swollen after this type of trauma. This is why laser gum surgery can be far preferable and much gentler way of getting the gum treatments you really need.

Advanced Laser Gum Surgery in San Ramon, CA

Here at Progressive Periodontics & Implant Surgery, San Ramon, we have one of the most advanced dental lasers available today. Able to treat both soft and hard tissues, our dental laser is extremely safe. Also it combines a nice gentle spray of water with the laser energy for a more comfortable experience. We find our patients greatly prefer treatment using a dental laser as it is much easier to cope with.

A dental laser doesn’t produce any vibration or pressure but instead uses a precise beam of energy to remove or reshape tissues. Our Periodontist Dr. Janice Kaeley, is extremely experienced in using this laser and has undertaken additional training so you will be in very safe hands. Our laser has more than one setting and Dr. Kaeley will choose the exact wavelength to comfortably carry out your laser gum surgery.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry in San Ramon, CA 

One of the things we really like about laser dentistry is that there is often no need for us to use local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during treatment. Unlike more traditional gum surgery, there is only minimal bleeding as the laser energy automatically cauterizes any small blood vessels that are cut during treatment. The precise nature of the laser beam means that tissues can be removed extremely accurately, leaving healthy tissues fully intact.

This is especially important during surgery for gum disease as we want to leave as much healthy tissue as possible. Another thing that makes it so good for treating gum disease is the laser’s ability to kill off bacteria that cause this condition, effectively sterilizing an area so it has a greater chance of healing afterwards. The gentle nature of laser gum surgery means that

  • Recovery is quicker and
  • You will find there is less swelling and
  • Less discomfort compared with traditional forms of treatment.

What Type of Treatments Can Be Carried out Using Laser Dentistry?

Laser gum surgery is exceptionally good at removing tissues that have become diseased due to advanced periodontitis. It can help clean out gum pockets or periodontal pockets as these deep pockets often harbor bacteria. Afterwards the gum tissue is able to heal more easily and the periodontal pockets will begin to shrink further, your gums will not only fit more tightly around the teeth, but are less able to become re-infected.

We also really like to use laser dentistry for correcting gummy smiles. The high degree of precision enables Dr. Kaeley to carefully reshape the gums, creating a far more aesthetically pleasing appearance. If there is something else you would like to know about laser dentistry, then please don’t hesitate to ask us.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To Schedule An Appointment with Dr. Kaeley contact our San Ramon, CA, dental office today by calling (925) 860-7071. Our office welcomes new patients in and around San Ramon, CA, including Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville, Blackhawk, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Castro Valley, Pleasant Hill and the surrounding Contra Costa County communities.

Dr Kaeley

Dr. Janice Kaeley, a periodontist, is committed to providing the highest level of care with compassion and understanding for every patient. Dr. Kaeley is delighted to provide the most current periodontal procedures to the community of San Ramon. From the moment you meet her, Dr. Kaeley’s passion for dentistry is evident. She takes the time necessary to educate her patients and help each patient find the right path of treatment for them based on all relevant clinical findings.

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