The New Gum Surgery Alternative in Madison, AL Treats Gum Disease and Improves Oral Health for Dental Implant Placement with Dr. John M. Lane

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Patients of John M. Lane, DMD, in Madison, AL, who suffer from gum disease and are interested in dental implants can now benefit from a new laser gum surgery alternative. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) treats gum disease and prepares a healthy atmosphere for implant placement.

Dr. John M. Lane Brings a Gum Disease Surgery Alternative to Madison, AL.

There is now a gum surgery alternative offered by Dr. John M. Lane and other periodontists across the country that is gentler and more effective than conventional methods. Designed to promote healing, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) method can be used to restore health to teeth that might otherwise require extraction. In cases where teeth cannot be saved, a permanent tooth replacement is available with dental implants in Madison, AL.

Gum disease affects nearly half of all adults over 30 years old in the United States, and the majority of these cases go untreated. Many people are afraid to seek treatment because traditional gum disease surgery requires a scalpel, causing pain in the patient and often resulting in recession of the gum line.

LANAP uses advanced laser technology, called the Periolase MVP – 7TM, which is able to differentiate between healthy tissue and diseased tissue. Dr. Lane manually uses the laser to treat tissue damaged by gum disease, while leaving healthy, connective tissue intact. This healthy tissue can then reattach to the roots of teeth, thus repairing the pocket that has formed around the tooth as a result of advanced gum disease. Unlike traditional methods, LANAP does not result in gum recession. The laser also stimulates the jaw bone in the area to regenerate healthy cells. The encouragement of healthy tissue and bone can stabilize natural teeth and help restore them back to health.

Unfortunately, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Some teeth cannot be saved even with treatment. If this is the case, Dr. Lane recommends that patients with missing teeth receive dental implants in Madison, AL. Dental implant surgery is often most successful when all of the diseased tissue is treated prior to implant surgery. The LANAP gum surgery alternative method can be used to prepare a patient’s mouth without cut-and-sew surgery.

To learn more about the most advanced gum disease treatment and dental implant services in the Madison area, interested individuals can visit

About the Doctor

John M. Lane is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Florence, AL since 1990. He also has a practice in Madison, AL. Dr. Lane majored in chemical engineering at the University of Tennessee, and then he went on to dental school at the University of Alabama. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Lane is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Lane and his dental services visit his website at and call (256) 712-4995 for Florence dental care and (256) 417-6949 for Madison dental care.

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