About Us

Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

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LANAP in Seattle


Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR) with LANAP

LANAP Protocol

If you have been told you need surgery because of advanced periodontal disease, it’s time to call the team from Dental Specialties Northwest. The team from Dental Specialties Northwest is equipped to provide you with advanced gum disease treatment and it doesn’t involve surgery.


A Revolutionary Breakthrough

The LANAP Protocol is the first of its kind and is more than disease management. Designed by doctors for doctors it is a revolutionary breakthrough in 21st century dental technology and periodontal care.

Cleared by the FDA, the LANAP Protocol regrows bone and gum tissue. Patients who have periodontal disease treated with the LANAP protocol say that is less painful than surgery and is less sensitive afterwards. Patients who have had the LANAP Protocol also say they have little gum recession and very little if any downtime after treatment is completed.

LANAP Protocol

LANAP=LAR works by clearing away bacteria using laser energy. LANAP=LAR uses a free-running PerioLase MVP-7 laser with seven different pulse durations in a single device.

Each pulse interacts differently with the tissue and targets the source of the swelling without destroying healthy gum tissue. LANAP=LAR also slows or completely stops attachment loss and pocket depth. This allows your body to heal itself from chronic gum disease without scalpels or stitches.

Laser therapy shows how the body really does heal itself. The LANAP Protocol using the PerioLase MVP-7 takes two, two-hour visits two weeks apart with follow up visits.

While patients say that they experience mild soreness after the procedure, most are back to normal within a few months experiencing little if any gum disease signs or symptoms following treatment.


LANAP Protocol in Seattle

“No Cut, No Sew, No Fear,” that’s the slogan for the amazing 21st century dental technology that offers patients fewer postoperative infections. The LANAP Protocol in Seattle is perfect for patients with chronic and advanced periodontal disease as treatment is much faster and more comfortable than surgery.


LANAP=LAR Benefits

Less treatment infections post surgery

Faster than conventional surgery

Less bleeding

Reduced sensitivity

Less swelling

Supporting gum tissue regeneration

Less downtime after treatment



LANAP and Oral and Overall Health

Gum health is crucial when it comes to overall health. Dental Specialties Northwest explains that 85 percent of adults living in the United States have some sort of gum disease. Gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease have been linked to systemic disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and some types of cancer.

Overcoming Dental Fear with LANAP Protocol

Fear is the number one reason people avoid the dentist. People avoid the dentist at all costs waiting until they are in pain to make an appointment. LANAP=LARS reduces pain and is safe and effective. One of the least invasive forms of gum disease treatment, LANAP kills bacteria and endotoxins that eat away at the gum and surrounding tissues.


Stay Healthy with LANAP Protocol

If you suffer from gum disease, or suspect you might have gingivitis or periodontitis, call and schedule a checkup with Dental Specialties Northwest.

Gum disease leads to serious health issues. Call or text and talk to a team member from Dental Specialties Northwest in Seattle today.


At Dental Specialties Northwest, we work hard to help patients achieve dazzling smiles. Call 206-682-8200 to speak with us about how our options can help you!



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