LANAP® Laser Treatment

Easier, faster, and more comfortable than surgery!

A dentists holds an activated dental laser system in his hand. Grey background
A dentists holds an activated dental laser system in his hand. Grey background
A dentists holds an activated dental laser system in his hand. Grey background

What is LANAP®?

Does the idea of periodontal surgery make you feel anxious?

You'll be glad to hear that there is now an FDA-approved alternative to conventional periodontal surgery: LANAP® laser treatment.

The use of lasers is an exciting leap forward for dentistry. The LANAP® laser can target the source of the inflammation in your gums without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue.

The best part? No scalpel, cutting, or sutures are needed!

The LANAP® laser offers the gentlest and most effective way to treat periodontal disease and restore your oral health!


Patients Love this Gentle Alternative To Surgery

You can enjoy these benefits with LANAP® laser treatment.


Traditional periodontal surgery requires cutting and suturing of tender gum tissues. With LANAP®, you'll experience less pain, swelling, bleeding, sensitivity, and gum loss.

Fast Recovery

Very little recovery time is needed. You'll be able to return to your normal schedule almost immediately. Patients also experience fewer post-op infections with LANAP®.

Gentle and Effective

LANAP® promotes regeneration and re-attachment of gum tissue. Because no gum tissue was cut or sutured, you can expect a quicker and more comfortable healing process.


What's The Process for LANAP® Laser Treatment?

Watch this short video to see what you can expect with periodontal therapy in Auburn, CA.

‘‘Dr. Hakimi is great! Periodontal surgery is a very specialized skill, and Dr. Hakimi has mastered the art. I appreciate her emphasis on communication and her knowledge of the techniques used for the best outcome.‘‘

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Why choose Dr. Hakimi for LANAP® Laser Treatment?

No one else offers the modern periodontal solutions that we do!

Team photo of Dr. Hakimi, a periodontist dentist in Auburn, CA and her staff.
Team photo of Dr. Hakimi, a periodontist dentist in Auburn, CA and her staff.
Team photo of Dr. Hakimi, a periodontist dentist in Auburn, CA and her staff.

The team at Nicky M. Hakimi DDS has one goal: your total satisfaction!

We achieve that goal by giving our patients personalized, compassionate care and treatment with the latest in dental techniques and technologies.

You feel you deserve the best treatment and care available. We feel that way too!

What are some of the ways our Northern California dental practice stands out from others in our community? Here are a few:

  • We only use proven procedures tested by evidence-based science.
  • Dr. Hakimi's team is gentle, kind, and good listeners.
  • 28 years of experience & proven results. See examples of Dr. Hakimi's fabulous results by clicking here.
  • Dr. Hakimi is a member of the Millennium LANAP® Dentist, receiving continuous training.


Answers from our periodontist in Auburn, CA.

No! LANAP® laser treatment does not require a scalpel or sutures - the primary cause of pain with traditional periodontal surgery.

Throughout the procedure, your mouth will remain numbed with a local anesthetic.

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, we can help you combat that with sedation dentistry. With IV or oral sedation, you will feel completely relaxed, and your appointment will feel like minutes compared to the hour.

After your treatment, you may experience some tenderness - standard of any dental procedure - but that can be easily managed with over-the-counter medication.

The overall healing process for LANAP® laser treatment is two to four weeks. Rest assured, most patients resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure.

For the first two weeks following treatment, you will be on a liquid/soft diet. This is to keep your teeth stable during the initial healing phase.

Your bone may continue to regenerate for 18 months to three years.

With LANAP®, there is zero downtime. You can expect to return to your normal schedule almost immediately.

Cut-and-sew surgery can require one or more days to recover, costing you time off of work and money.

Here are common signs of gum disease to look out for:

  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Spaces between your teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth

If you show any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hakimi today.

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to oral and overall health problems, such as tooth loss, heart disease, strokes, and more.

Dr. Hakimi offers periodontal, aesthetic, and implant dentistry, including:

  • Esthetic Crown Lenghtening
  • Pocket Reduction Therapy
  • Bone Grafting Regeneration
  • Frenectomy
  • Sinus Lift
  • Dental Implants
  • Single Tooth Replacement
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery
  • Sedation Dentistry

Click here to learn more.

Our dental office proudly serves communities throughout Northern California, including Roseville, Sacramento, and Auburn, CA.

Choose LANAP®, The Best Periodontal Therapy

Take back your health and schedule an appointment today!