LANAP Laser Treatment in San Marcos . Escondido . Carlsbad CA

Dr. Akef Periodontist with 21 years of LANAP Laser Gum Treatment Experience

Non-Invasive Gum Disease Treatment with LANAP

Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol (LANAP®) surgery is a revolutionary laser gum disease treatment offering patients with gum disease a safe, effective, and more comfortable option compared to traditional treatments. Laser therapy is minimally invasive, helping patients remain comfortable and recover faster. The laser provides dual benefits to oral health by eliminating periodontal disease and helping promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue. By eliminating infection and encouraging the development of new tissue, you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.

How Gum Disease Impacts You

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a common, but serious oral health problem. Left untreated, gum disease will worsen, developing into other health problems including an infection of the bloodstream which may lead to heart disease, stroke, and damage to organs. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Pain due to inflammation or tooth sensitivity

  • Bleeding gums

  • Bad breath

  • Loose or missing teeth

Dr. Akef’s Credentials

LANAP – Laser – assisted new attachment procedure is a laser surgical therapy used in treating periodontists. LANAP works by regenerating the root surface, connective tissue including the bone instead of resection. LANAP has been around for 22 years now. In San Diego, Dr. Akef has been using it to treatment periodontal disease for 21 years. LANAP has become popular in San Diego over the last 12 years, however, Dr. Akef is one of the first dentist using LANAP to treat periodontal disease in San Diego. He uses LANAP combined with all the technical training he received in periodontics over the last 27 years to yield better results.

Experience counts with 27 years of experience in periodontics, Dr. Akef has performed over 23,000 cases of periodontal gum treatment and dental implant surgeries transforming smiles in San Diego.

Regardless of his many years of experience, Dr. Akef realizes that there are always new techniques learn. He continues to build on his many years of knowledge by being informed and continuing his education ensuring his patients receive the highest quality periodontal treatments.

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5.0 Stars Based on 4 Reviews(s)


  • Morteza Rezvani

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    My wife and I had been going to a general dentist for many years. After having repeated problems with sensitive teeth we were referred to Dr. Akef, who diagnosed extensive bone loss around one of my teeth, something that should have been done earlier before it became so extensive. To remedy my bone loss Dr. Akef did bone graft, which make it possible to do dental implant. We are totally satisfied with all procedures performed. Thank you Dr. Akef.

  • Michael Fassihi

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    I am a retired medical doctor and have been a patient of doctor Akef for over 15 years. he has done a total of 6 implants for me on 3 different times over the years. Although I have been living in Los Angeles area for the past 9 years, I will drive to San Diego to see him for all of my dental problems and implant follow ups. I do the 5-6 hours round trip drives because I have a firm belief in his knowledge, expertise, and care. His office staff are wonderful. - Michael Fassihi, M.D.

  • Dana A

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    Dr. Akef promises and delivers. I had a missing back tooth for many years and did not even bother to try getting dental implants because I was told that there was not enough bone and that bone grafting was not an option for me. However, after receiving a Sinus Lift Surgery 6 months later an implant was placed successfully.

  • Brian Ken

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    Could not be happier. I am a whimp and cannot stand pain. Dr. Akef reassured me that the dental implant process would be not be very painful. Since I did not need any bone the process was completed in one day. I am very pleased and have recommended Dr. Akef to family members

Types of Periodontal Disease:

Periodontal disease comes in different forms which range in severity and how they are treated. Types of gum disease include:

  • Gingivitis: a highly common form of gum disease, gingivitis is also the mildest form. Left untreated, however, gingivitis progresses from gum sensitivity and bleeding gums to damaging important bone and gum tissue essential to oral health.

  • Chronic periodontitis: gum recession due to inflammation, loss of tissue attachment, and deep pockets between teeth are all symptoms of chronic periodontitis, the most common form of gum disease.

  • Aggressive periodontitis: This form spreads rapidly causing gum detachment, chronic bone destruction, and familial aggregation.

  • Necrotizing periodontitis: this is most commonly found in patients with systemic conditions including HIV, immunosuppression, and malnutrition. “Necrosis” (“tissue death”) occurs in the gum tissue, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament.

  • Other forms of periodontitis may be caused by systemic diseases including respiratory disease, heart disease, and diabetes. This form of periodontitis often begins in childhood.


Less Painful way to treat Periodontal Disease

Call Dr. Akef at 855-760-7601

Treatment of Periodontal Disease with LANAP

LANAP’s powerful laser treatment eliminates a majority of infection due to gum disease in just one visit. Using the laser allows unparalleled precision in treating only the infected tissue, leaving healthy tissue untouched. This speeds up recovery, allows for greater comfort, and minimizes the side effects (such as bleeding, inflammation, and discomfort) associated with other gum disease treatments. LANAP also helps to encourage regeneration of healthy gum tissue for faster healing and better oral health.

To learn if you qualify for laser gum surgery, call us to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you taking the next step toward restoring your missing teeth.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Talk with Dr. Akef about Laser Gum Disease Treatment. Please fill out the form or call 855-760-7601