4700 Spring St., Suite 210
La Mesa, CA 91941

(619) 464-2801


We are proud to offer the latest in laser dentistry in our office, which is why we utilize the Periolase laser, by Millennium Dental, for all LANAP procedures, under the expert supervision of Dr. Thomas McGahey. LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a procedure that treats periodontal (gum) disease with the use of a highly specialized Nd:YAG laser. This laser is used to remove the infected and dead tissue of the gums around the roots of the teeth, while not only leaving the healthy, live tissue safe, but also stimulating it to regenerate.

LANAP is one of the newest and most advanced procedures for the treatment of periodontal disease, and its precision and effectiveness is quickly making it one of the most notable advances in periodontics. Patients undergoing LANAP, in comparison to more traditional treatments for periodontitis, can typically expect:

  • less post-procedure discomfort
  • less inflammation and bleeding during and after the procedure
  • less chance of dental decay following the procedure
  • a more aesthetic appearance of the gums after the procedure
  • a faster rate of healing and gum regrowth

If you are suffering from periodontitis, please ask us about the Periolase laser as your treatment solution.

About Dr. McGahey

Dr. McGahey is a 4th generation San Diego native. A practicing periodontist of over 25 years, his focus has become a search for conservative, comfortable, yet successful periodontal treatments.

He is a certified LANAP clinician: trained and licensed to perform the only FDA approved and patented laser surgery procedure in the world.

Dedicated to providing pain free gum surgeries, Dr. McGahey can guide you through your different options to achieve optimum oral health.