Advanced Dental Care of Longwood
505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ in Longwood, FL

Utilizing the Periolase MVP-7 to do LANAP

We would like to introduce you to LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY™, an amazing breakthrough in periodontal treatments using the ONLY FDA approved laser for periodontal therapy. If you have been told you need scalpel and suture gum surgery, this is a laser alternative you need to learn about.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Tooth DiagramIf you’re like 100 million other Americans, you could be one of 50% of American adults who have periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a biofilm containing over 600 types of bacteria which eventually hardens, forming calculus (also known as tartar).

Calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen, inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Unchecked, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and destroying the supporting bone structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The way to repair the damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But today, LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY™ (LPT™) provides a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure that’s a great improvement over standard gum surgery.

The LPT Procedure is so unique, it’s patented! It’s called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). If you would like, we will schedule a complimentary consultation to explain how the laser works and let your watch a video that explains the procedure in detail. If you decide that you would like to proceed, we will make you an appointment for a comprehensive examination and X-rays so that we can make a definitive diagnosis and determine the extent of the infection. When you return for your first LPT™ treatment, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. Although LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY™ is much less traumatic than traditional periodontal surgery, we are able to provide light sedation for those patients who are still anxious. A tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away. The procedure is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions. We will treat one half of your mouth at each session…and you’ll probably feel good enough to go right back to work afterwards.

Laser Periodontal Therapy™

AThe probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
BPulsed laser irradiation selectively removes diseased tissue and pathological proteins, and opens the pocket for access and visibility.
CUltrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove the tartar from the root surface.
DLaser finishes debriding pocket and establishes coagulation.
EThe tissue is compressed against the root surface and a stable fibrin clot forms along the gumline.
FThe bite is adjusted and equilibrated to prevent excessive (traumatic) chewing forces from interfering with healing.
GHealing with new attachment of the gums to the tooth.

WHY IS LPT™ better?

  • LPT™ is very easy — there’s no cutting and no suturing.
  • Although LPT™ with the Periolase has many applications, it is not a substitute for gingival grafts. If you suffer from receding gums, then you’ll need to see a periodontist for the grafts.
  • There’s much less discomfort with LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY™ than with standard surgery — during and after the procedure.
  • It takes less time than traditional surgery. All it takes is two 2-hour visits to the dentist and two follow up visits. Traditional surgery requires four sessions of about one hour each, with subsequent visits for suture removal and additional check-ups.
  • LPT™ gives better, longer-lasting results. In fact, 98% of LPT™ treated patients remain stable after five years, while only 5% reportedly remain stable after surgery.
  • We will recommend a soft diet for a day or two, and common sense should prevail, but in most cases, patients feel good enough to eat anything they want right after the procedure.
  • Following traditional surgery, recovery can take between to 2-4 weeks during which patients can experience considerable pain and swelling, where they may be restricted to liquid or soft diets.
  • There’s less than 24 hour recovery period, so you won’t lose time from work.
  • LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY™ is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin.

Answers to questions you may have can be found on our FAQs page.

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a laser based technique for the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease using the Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., Periolase MVP-7® Laser. Fear of periodontal treatment vanishes when patients find out no scalpel or sutures will be used. […]

Continue reading

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Have been a patient of Dr. Quevedo’s for 20 years, so certainly recommend him highly.
Becky R.
Genuine compassion for client.
Robin T.
Dr. pleasant, knowledgeable, answered my questions, checked my mouth carefully. I didn’t feel rushed. The nurse assistant Esly (sp) was so nice, and gentle taking the exrays. Sandy, the dental […]
Marilyn M.
The front desk assistant was so nice and helpful and even threw out a few jokes every now and then it was just a real Pleasant place to be that’s not normal for dentist office very welcoming people
Kimberly B.
Over the years I’ve had several dentists with mixed results. I can tell you Dr. Quavedo is honest and stright as a arrow. It seems rare these days I see people with these morals and values! I […]
Jason A.
Excellent Dentist! Dr. Quevado takes time to explain. You will be in good hands. Beautiful, small office. Excellent staff! Organized and friendly. Highly recommend.
A W.
Love this dental office. The staff is always nice and accommodating. My hygienist Sandra is great. Dr. Quevedo is also wonderful. Would recommend this office!!
Meghan D.
I love Sandy!! She is the best!! I look forward for dental cleaning. High standards!!
Cecilia M.
Extremely friendly, efficient, professional, and practice with integrity
Tara G.
Great experience! Took time to explain everything going on with my teeth. They even take pictures and show you what your teeth look like and what needs to be done. They don’t force any procedures […]
Brett S.
Professional environment and knowledge provider and staff who keep you informed before, during and after procedure.
Giselle D.
Dr. Quevedo is excellent and I already have recommended a friend who just relocated to Alt Sprgs
Susan A.
Dr. Q. Is so kind and patient. He is very thorough and an excellent dentist. His entire staff are wonderful as well.
Carol D.
Staff is friendly and care is timely
Jani M.
Haven’t been to dentist for about 15 years as even the thought of going causes me to throw up. Last appt was told I had about $8-10,000 worth of work, including several root canals. Of course, […]
FL A.
I have been seeing Dr. Quevedo and his staff since 2011. This office is extremely clean, organized and all of the staff is professional and friendly. Dr Q is very trustworthy and only wants what is […]
Kayla C.
Great service and people
Michael G.
They are extremely caring and helpful, very thorough, professional, and knowledgeable.
Terri A.
Took me in for an emergency situation. Everyone of the office staff are so pleasant and professional. I found our new family dentist ❤
Angie R.
I’m just recently had to find myself a new dentist and I must say that the new dentist that I have found so far the entire experience has been exceptional. From the first phone call speaking to the […]
Laverne C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri. – Closed
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (321) 594-2628
Fax: (407) 862-2333
Healthcare Financing with
CareCredit
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

For appointments, call us at: (321) 594-2628 or
Request an Appointment
For appointments, call: (321) 594-2628
Office Hours
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (321) 594-2628
Our Location