Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy | Stony Plain, Alberta | Lobay Dental Group Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Minimally Invasive gum disease treatment for moderate to severe cases

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, or LAPT for short, is the latest advancement in Periodontal Infection Removal. The diode laser uses a specific wavelength that targets and destroys diseased tissue and bacteria from periodontal pockets.

The precision of laser dentistry allows us to remove only the diseased tissue. This results in less post operative discomfort and faster recovery time.

There are so many reasons why it is beneficial, the following are some of these benefits.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is:

More Comfortable (With Little or No Pain)

In addition to the laser’s increased accuracy and shortened treatment time, patients, one for one, prefer the diode laser over traditional treatment because it eliminates or minimizes any discomfort (pain) during and after therapy.

Minimally Invasive

Diode laser treatment is about as non-invasive as you can get.  There is no cutting of the gum or bone as in traditional surgery.  Utilizing LAPT, a small laser fiber is inserted into the diseased gum pocket.  This precise laser disintegrates the bacteria and diseased tissue without harming any of your healthy tissues.  The disease is removed and healthy gums and bone are given a good chance to regenerate.

Less Damaging


Soft tissue diode lasers are completely safe and have been approved as safe for periodontal treatment, periodontal cosmetics, crown lengthening and implant preparation as well as a variety of other dental procedures.

Because our advanced Zolar ™ laser sterilizes and seals your periodontal pockets it hinders re-infection and promoting faster healing.  During the procedure the patient will also wear tinted safety glasses.

Biologically Healthy

LAPT eliminates disease without harming surrounding healthy tissues. This is why Zolar's minimally invasive treatment has been called "Biological Dentistry".  LAPT results in healthier gums, leaving more tooth structure and bone intact.  In addition, the laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue and provides a sealing clot that inhibits reinfection.


After Laser Therapy

More Comfortable Recovery (Little or No Pain)

During recovery, there is little or no discomfort, sensitivity, swelling or bleeding This is because of the precision of the therapy, the sterilization and sealing effect of the laser.  There is little need for post-therapy pain medications as there can be with traditional periodontal surgery.

Faster Recovery

Most patients find that they recovery in less than 24-hours, so you won't lose time from work.  In most cases, patients feel good right after the procedure. 

Promotes Tissue Re-Growth

With LAPT, your body naturally wants to repair itself because it removes diseased tissue while preserving your healthy tissue and your previously infected areas are sealed.  Healthy tissue is then given a chance to grow back.

On the final step of the procedure, the laser is applied once more to clean and sterilize the area.  The laser is then used to seal it with a blood clot.  This hinders re-growth of infection and promotes an environment where the gum and bone can regenerate.

There are many LAPT cases where a patient’s infected areas were dramatically reduced and bone re-growth stabilized the teeth.

Consistently Good Results

The minimally invasive Zolar™ LAPT treatment assures that you get consistently good results.  It eliminates your periodontal bacteria and promotes re-growth of the surrounding tissues, giving you a health natural smile that can last a lifetime.  LAPT does not result in the loss of healthy gum or bone tissue as almost always occurs in traditional surgery.  Loss of healthy tissue can expose your tooth roots leading to more sensitive teeth and a greater chance of tooth decay.