Cure advanced gum disease gently & quickly

LANAP is an alternative to scalpel surgery that uses light  

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What is LANAP?

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a revolutionary new FDA approved laser treatment that is a gentler alternative to scalpel surgery.


No cutting or suturing is involved, so you recover in days not weeks. It not only effectively and safely cures gum disease but also restore bone and gum tissue.

Gentle Laser 

Comfortable treatment uses a laser to target only disease tissue.

Quick Procedure

After two 2-hour visits, you will be able to return to normal activities.

High Success Rate

98% of cases are successful and recover with little complication.



Gum Surgery

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Fast Procedure

Treatment completed in just two 2-hour visits

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Less Discomfort

Gentle laser targets only diseased tissue

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Less Gum Recession

Gum tissue is largely left intact

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Regenerates Bone

Scientifically proven to regenerate bone & tissue

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No Worries

99% of cases are successful with no relapse

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South San Francisco Dental Care is one of only a handful of fully trained LANAP  providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How LANAP works

laser fiber the width of three human hairs is especially designed to target only diseased gum tissue and kill the bacteria. Since it doesn't affect healthy tissue, you recover quickly and with minimal swelling.

Frequently asked questions

What to expect during treatment?

LANAP periodontal surgery is a full-mouth procedure usually completed in two, 2-hour visits. Splinting of loose teeth may occur during this visit if necessary. One side of the mouth is completed during the first visit, and a week later the other side is then completed at the second visit. It is very common for patients to quickly resume normal activities or return to work.

What to expect after treatment?

LANAP is a surgical procedure, so your body will adjust depending upon your individual pain tolerance. The first few days following the surgery you may experience mild soreness of the treated areas- generally alleviated with Ibuprofen. The gum tissues around the teeth may appear slightly discolored. Splints may be fabricated to stabilize and immobilize the teeth. It is important that you wear these splints as instructed to promote healing. Expect to have your bite adjusted during visits several times over the coming months; this is very important for healing.

  • Do not brush or floss for the first 7-10 days after treatment.
  • Follow a soft diet as recommended by your treating dentist.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking interferes with the healing process by impairing the body’s defense mechanisms.

How much will LANAP cost?

The cost of LANAP can vary depending on degree and extent of periodontal diseases but it is comparable to traditional osseous surgery. The best way to find out your costs is to come in for a consultation so the dentist can examine your periodontal disease. We will go over your payment options, including any insurance coverage or financing available to you. We accept all PPO dental insurances and are in-network with Delta Dental Premier and offer interest-free financing & accept all major credit cards.

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Meet Your Certified LANAP Provider

Known for his humor as much as his expertise, Dr. Stanley Sun, will put you at ease with his gentle care and reputation for delivering the best results for his patients

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Dr. Stanley Sun

Dr. Sun is one of only a handful of certified LANAP providers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an accomplished periodontist as a Diplomate of the American Board of periodontology - the highest honor in his field - as well as a noted lecturer at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Stanley Sun is committed to providing his patients with personalized surgical dental care, delivered gently and with compassion. 


New York University, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Rutgers University of Medicine & Dentistry

Years in Practice 

10 years


American Board of Periodontology


Rutgers University


Dept of Veteran Affairs


International Congress of Implantology

Why patients love LANAP

 "No cutting, no stitching no bleeding. It was easy and painless. And best of all no facial swelling and you can eat normally afterwards. What could be better than that?" 


Judy S.

"The procedure took less than 2 hours, was relatively painless and I experienced mild discomfort in the affected area for only around 24 hours."


Owen T.

Why Choose us for LANAP

One Team. One Location

Dentists for all ages & in-house specialists for braces, gum treatment, sedation & more

Same Day Care

You can rely on our team of dentists for urgent dental care 6 days a week. 

Flexible Payment Options

You can rely on our team of dentists for urgent dental care 6 days a week. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Receive high quality dental care & materials guaranteed.

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South San Francisco Dental Care

2400 Westborough Blvd., Suite 205

South SF., CA 94080

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