Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, or LAPT for short, is an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatments. It combines the most sophisticated periodontal debridement (removal) techniques with the advantages of Laser Therapy. A tiny laser fiber is gently placed between the gum and the tooth and uses extreme precision to remove diseased tissue and destroy pathogenic bacteria. There is very little to no pain associated with LAPT and this periodontal therapy procedure provides an optimal environment for rapid healing. The number of visits required for LAPT has many varying factors including severity of periodontal condition and existing medical conditions. LAPT is a highly effective, non-invasive FDA approved dental procedure.