Our LANAP Cases To Save Previously Hopeless Teeth!


Our office has been at the forefront of dental technology since 1990, pioneering laser periodontal therapy and treating over 5000 patients with it. The Nd:YAG laser is a marvel – targeting only bacteria/inflammation while leaving healthy tissues alone to dramatically reduce pain levels during recovery.


As opposed to traditional gum surgery which often causes recession, this method hardens soft tissue surrounding teeth and fosters new bone growth in-turn protecting existing ones! In action are Drs Tom & Mark McCawley utilizing PerioLase® MVP-7™; one of the most advanced lasers available offering maximum efficacy with minimal discomfort within just 24 hours post treatment for many individuals -no prescription medication required!


Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley have found a revolutionary way to combat gum disease with laser technology, which is highly accurate in targeting bacteria under the gums without harming healthy tissue. This procedure offers less swelling and bleeding than traditional treatments while simultaneously rejuvenating bone growth in the jaw for patients at risk of tooth loss from periodontal disease. Thanks to this cutting edge innovation, more mouths can stay healthier longer!


Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the treatment of gum disease, providing a much more comfortable experience than traditional treatments. At their Fort Lauderdale practice in Florida, Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley are leading the field with laser therapy for soft and hard oral tissues that promises faster healing times and superior results compared to decades-old methods. FDA approved since 1991, lasers offer greater accuracy while also relieving patients from discomfort associated with other procedures – making it easier than ever before to get back on track towards better dental health!


Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley, in our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL to schedule your next appointment today!

Our Lapip Cases To Save Previously Hopeless Implants!


Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley of Fort Lauderdale, FL are helping many patients restore their smile with dental implants which have been lost to periodontal disease. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser used by Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley provides remarkable therapeutic benefits for addressing peri-implantitis in Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood, FL through LAPIP®, with the accuracy and effectiveness of laser treatments on natural teeth!


However, it is worth noting that peri-implantitis – an infection affecting the bone and tissue supporting a dental implant – can affect this restoration treatment too making early detection essential for successful outcomes. Without prompt diagnosis on time implausible consequences such as failure of the implant or bacterial dangers throughout one’s body may become reality.


This sophisticated technology can stop bone loss around dental implants while restoring both its longevity and function – lower risk of developing other health complications caused by oral bacteria is also a positive side effect. The gentle treatment reduces inflammation as well as any discomfort that may arise during this procedure, encouraging new bone growth to save your implant without causing harm to healthy tissues surrounding it; so don’t hesitate if you’re facing an issue like this – get help today!


Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley, in our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL to schedule your next appointment today!

What is LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment?

LANAP Gum Disease Treatment

Are you experiencing gum soreness, bleeding, or swelling? Periodontal disease may be to blame. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is typically caused by bacteria getting into the gum “pockets” and causing irritation and discomfort. If left untreated, gum disease can lead increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or complete tooth loss. Traditional treatment methods for gum disease include grafting, or removal, of the infected gums or bone. This procedure is often quite painful and the gums can take a while to heal. Fortunately, a more gentle, minimally invasive technique known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP® is available to treat gum disease. Your dentist and their expert team in Fort Lauderdale, FL offer this groundbreaking procedure and advanced technologies to treat gum disease.


About the Procedure

LANAP includes the use of a gentle laser light to remove disease causing bacteria and infected gum and bone tissue while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Advantages of using LANAP compared to traditional procedures include:

  • No scalpels or sutures
  • Minimal bleeding and pain
  • Multiple teeth can be treated at once
  • Faster healing and minimal downtime
  • Promotes health bone and gum regrowth
  • Can be used with dental implants in place

Your dentist understands the importance of maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, and preserving any tissue that is uninfected. Your dentist will clean any plaque buildup after the LANAP procedure, and the surrounding jaw bone is reshaped to allow healthy gum tissue reattachment and regrowth to the tooth or dental implant. The laser is then used to help promote blood flow to the area to speed up recovery time. For patients with dental implants, it is important to keep the bone and gums healthy. Your dentist understands this and will use the LANAP procedure help you keep your smile healthy. There is a reason so many of his patients are satisfied with their results!


Ready to Learn More?

Contact our dentists, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley, in our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL today to get more information, schedule a consultation, and be freed from gum disease!

The Major Health Benefits Of Laser Gum Surgery

Dental Patient Undergoing Laser Gum Procedure

What exactly is laser gum surgery you might ask? Well it involves using a dental laser to precisely remove any damaged gum tissue and clear away harmful bacteria that is associated with advanced gum disease. Also, there are quite a few different advantages of that laser surgery has when compared to traditional forms of gum surgery. To learn more about these advantages that you can find in Fort Lauderdale, FL please review the bullet points below:


  • Medical lasers are precise, so only the damaged tissue is removed. Healthy tissue is left intact.
  • Minimal bleeding is associated with laser gum surgery because there is no suturing involved.
  • The minimally invasive nature of laser gum surgery typically results in a faster healing time.


Addressing Gum Disease is Important

Gum disease if left untreated can eventually began to affect your overall health. This is because all of the bacteria if allowed to spread can travel from your mouth through your bloodstream throughout the rest of your body and begin to cause other system issues. These issues range from heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions. Also, in advanced stages of gum disease if treated the affects of the disease are no longer reversible. In addition, you can begin to suffer from tooth loss in advanced stages of gum disease. Laser gum surgery can prevent tooth loss and improve the health of your whole body.


Make an Appointment Today

If you feel as though you may be exhibiting warning symptoms of gum disease, then the best thing to do would be to reach out to your local dentists, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley, in our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL and set up a consultation. They will be able to provide you with a thorough examination and a diagnosis. They also have the technology to provide you with treatment.

Why Have LANAPⓇ/LAPIPⓇ Treatment for Gum Disease and Infected Implants?

LANAP treatment


We are often asked, “What are the advantages of laser treatment with LANAPⓇ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) over conventional cutting and stitching surgery?” It is an exciting breakthrough in periodontal treatment and one we would want for ourselves if we had periodontal disease. (See LANAP treatment before and after photos below.)

LANAP treatment before and after photos

(The photo on the left shows severe unsightly gum inflammation and infection before LANAP treatment. The photo on the right shows the inflammation and infection healed after LANAP treatment.)


  1. It is much less invasive with minimal discomfort after the procedure. crowns You can return to work the next day.
  2. It is the only treatment proven to kill all the bacteria in the pockets. We did the study that proved this and presented our findings to the American Academy of Dental Research. Scaling and root planing leaves behind millions of bacteria similar to trying to remove ants from an anthill with a spoon. 
  3. LANAP is the only procedure approved by the FDA to regenerate bone around teeth while cutting and stitching surgery almost always destroys bone. (See FDA Approval for LANAP for Bone Regeneration on page 35.) 
  4. There is much less gum recession and spacing between the teeth with LANAP, and it can be used to save teeth that previously would be extracted.

Finally, it can even be used to treat infected implants. It is then called LAPIP (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure). (See LAPIP Case Report Showing Laser Regenerating Bone on Implants on page 36 of Diagnosing and Treating Oral Diseases and Orofacial Pain .) 

For a video discussion of this topic, go to mccawley.com/videos 

For more information on this or any other dental procedure, contact our offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to schedule an appointment to speak with either Dr. Mark or Dr. Tom

Also, you can read more about the different diagnoses and treatments of various oral diseases by downloading a copy of Drs. Mark and Tom McCawley’s book “Diagnosing and Treating Oral Diseases and Orofacial Pain”. 

The Benefits of LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery

The Benefits of LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery

Advancements in laser dentistry have led to the creation of the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This procedure is an alternative to more traditional forms of gum surgery, and in addition to the fact that involves using advanced technology the LANAP® procedure is also minimally invasive meaning less discomfort for the patient. Let’s explore the benefits of LANAP® laser gum surgery.

Advanced Technology

Traditional gum surgery is thought to be more invasive because it involves suturing and gum grafting. However, the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) using advanced dental laser technology. The use of the laser means more precise ways to eliminate bad gum tissue while still leaving healthy gum tissue unaffected, and because the LANAP procedure is precise healing time is decreased.

Staying Strong

The use of the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) encourages your gums to naturally reattach to your tooth and because of this gum tissue grafts are not needed. Essentially this also works to protect against developing bone loss or experiencing gum recession meaning stronger oral health.

Success Rate 

The precision of dental lasers means that all of the bacteria within your mouth is eliminated as opposed to simply being taken from your mouth. With this precision comes the benefit of being highly unlikely to get an infection, experience any kind of major inflammation issues, or other additional complications.

Get Started

If you would like to learn more about the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule a consultation. Our trained doctor will be able to give you a full examination and identify if the LANAP procedure is the best option for you. 

How Dentist Use Lasers

Laser Dentistry

Usually when you think of lasers there use in the field of dentistry is the last thing that might come to mind. Nevertheless, lasers have had a significant impact in the advancement of dentistry procedures and how they are performed since their FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval in 1991. As the name implies, lasers in dentistry are often used to correct oral issues relating to gum disease and other oral ailments and infections. Doctors Tom and Mike McCawley and their dental team at McCawley center for laser periodontics and implants utilize dental-grade lasers to help treat and correct their patient’s periodontal issues in a timely and substantial manor. We typically refer to this type of laser dentistry treatment to as LANAP® is also known as laser-assisted regeneration.

Type of laser

During their treatments, Drs. Tom and Mark utilize the PerioLase® MVP-7™ for their laser gum disease treatments the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is one of the most advanced and reputable lasers used in the dental field today that is cleared by the FDA. This advanced piece of dental technology is highly accurate and gives Drs. Tom and Mark a very precise way to eliminate periodontal infections that lay underneath the gum line these lasers are very selective in only looking for disease and bacteria without harming unaffected gum tissue.

Benefits of the LANAP treatment

The LANAP laser dentistry treatment offers many benefits to its recipients, such as:

  • Minimal pain during treatment
  • Less excessive bleeding after or post-treatment
  • Less sensitivity gum loss and or general swelling after the procedure
  • Less postoperative infections
  • Generally, it promotes regeneration of the supporting gum tissue and bone.

Learn More

If you or a loved one is suffering from any stage of gum disease, we invite you to visit our offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to eliminate and treat your infection by extremely qualified and experienced dental professionals.

We look forward to helping you schedule an appointment with Drs. Mike and Tom, today.