LANAP® laser surgery is a revolutionary gum disease treatment that does not involve making any mouth cuts. As such, many patients — especially those with dental anxieties — opt for LANAP laser surgery instead of traditional gum surgery. LANAP laser surgery is available at Montclair Dental Spa in Montclair and the surrounding area. It is crucial to act quickly when it comes to your gum health. Call us today at (973) 744-1527 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.

LANAP Laser Surgery in Montclair NJ
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Understand LANAP Surgery

LANAP laser surgery, also known as Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR) presents a more comfortable and more successful alternative to traditional gum surgery. The procedure is achieved through PerioLase MVP-7, a free-running, variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser.

The PerioLase MVP-7 has seven variable pulse durations, with each having distinct tissue interactions allowing the LANAP protocol to target the source of inflammation without hurting the healthy gum tissue. LANAP surgery can also slow or even stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, making it a successful gum disease treatment methods.

  • FDA-Cleared Treatment
  • Comfortable and Successful
  • True Periodontal Regeneration




LANAP laser surgery is usually completed in two separate, two-hour visits depending on your needs.



Some patients only experience mild soreness of the affected areas, but can treat such discomfort with ibuprofen.



LANAP surgery restores the mouth to its full function — thus making it the gold standard of regeneration.



A short recovery time is needed after treatment, and healing is typically more comfortable than conventional surgery.

What to Expect

LANAP laser surgery is usually completed in two separate, two-hour visits at Montclair Dental Spa. The dentist will complete one side of the mouth at a time, and patients can typically return to normal activities immediately. 

There may appear to be a slight discoloration of the gum tissues around the teeth. Patients will typically have their bite adjusted over several visits in the coming months. They should refrain from brushing or flossing for the first seven to 10 days after treatment, and should stop smoking until the healing process is complete.

  • More Comfortable than Traditional Gum Surgery
  • Easier, Shorter Recovery Time
  • Gold Standard for Gum Regeneration
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Why Trust Montclair Dental Spa

Every procedure offered at Montclair receives Dr. Moussa’s stamp of approval for being safe, proven, and effective. He has more than three decades of experience in dentistry, and his advanced training in holistic dentistry techniques ensures you’ll always receive the best care available.

Montclair Dental Spa is the right practice for you if you’re looking for a dentist who truly takes your concerns to heart.

  • Implant Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • LANAP Laser Gum Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry

Words From Our Patients

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I felt valued and respected. Everyone involved was kind and considerate. I have a lot of bad experiences with dentists and I needed an emergency root canal so I was terrified. Everything was done in a timely fashion and the doctor was very thorough. This is the first dental experience I have had where I felt nothing the entire time and really felt taken care of. I will definitely be going to them as a regular as I can. Thank you to everyone there.


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What an awesome experience. My crown broke late at night, I called their office at 8:30 PM on a Thursday night and someone called me right back and got me in for 10:00 AM the next day. The staff and doctors are amazing. I'm like many that hate going to the dentist and they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends. Thank you to the Staff and Doctors at Montclair Dental Spa you are the best.


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The amazing job they do as well as the care that they give you makes you feel right at home. The doctors, nurses and receptionists treat you and your teeth with the utmost importance. They listen to what you say, and speak to you about all of your available options. I would recommend Montclair Dental Spa to anyone that is looking for the best work done at an affordable price. Thank you Montclair Dental Spa for letting me smile proudly once again.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for LANAP laser surgery?

Most anyone is a suitable candidate for LANAP laser surgery, provided they are in good overall health. Plus, PerioLase laser wavelength technology means that patients do not need to stop taking any blood thinners or aspirin. LANAP laser surgery is particularly suited for those with moderate to severe gum disease and those who are afraid of conventional scalpel surgery.

Can all dentists perform LANAP laser surgery?

Only a LANAP-trained dentist, such as Dr. Moussa, can perform LANAP laser surgery. To do so, they must undergo hands-on, comprehensive, clinical, dentist-to-dentist training at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD). Training must be completed over the course of a year.


What is the traditional way of treating periodontal disease?

Moderate to severe periodontal disease is typically treated with a scalpel and suture periodontal surgery. This method involves cutting the gums to scrape tartar off the roots before using drills to reshape the bone. The dentist then stitches the gums back onto the tooth, using bone grafts when necessary. This procedure is generally more painful and invasive than the LANAP protocol.

What does LANAP laser surgery cost?

Every patient's needs are different, so it is difficult to provide an exact cost. We offer a variety of financing plans and work with many PPO plans which may cover a portion, if not all, of your treatment. Contact us to learn more. 



At Montclair Dental Spa, our experienced, dedicated team of professionals will work with you to determine the best treatment plans for your unique needs. We take pride in helping our patients achieve their goals. Contact us today to learn more!