The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP™) is an innovative, bio compatible periodontal therapy designed for the effective treatment of gum disease through regeneration, rather than resection, making it well aligned with the goal of bio-compatible periodontal therapy to eliminate infection without eliminating tooth structure. With LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy, a tiny laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away without any cutting or stitching of the gums. The tooth roots are then thoroughly cleaned of tartar and plaque, and the laser is used again with a different setting to create a stable, firm blood clot to seal the pocket. LANAP targets and eliminates only diseased tissue and conserves healthy root structures and gum tissue, reflecting bio compatible periodontal therapeutic principles. Furthermore, because LANAP assists with the formation of a fibrin clot between the tooth and gum to initiate attachment, the procedure allows the patient’s own immune system to assist in the healing process.