Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure FAQ > Treatment with LANAP > What precautions should be taken after LANAP treatment?
To allow the new gum attachment to heal against the tooth, the patient is instructed not to brush or floss that side of the mouth, until the 1 week post-operative check. Some cases require bite/occlusal adjustment and/or occlusal guards or splinting to stabilize the bite occlusion. After the full mouth is completed, the patient will return to the office in one month and again for a 3 month evaluation and the beginning of their quarterly periodontal maintenance appointments. No probing will take place until at least 6 months after laser therapy, due to the continuation of healing. If necessary, isolated areas can be retreated with the laser.