Northwood Dental in Clearwater, FL is reversing periodontal disease and helping to prevent tooth and bone loss with a revolutionary laser gum surgery treatment called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Laser gum surgery is today’s ideal way to treat moderate to severe gum disease, because it can save existing teeth by reversing bone loss, a common consequence of untreated gum disease.
Gum disease strikes millions and, when left untreated, can result in tooth and bone loss. Northwood Dental is one the region’s few dental professionals to treat gum disease with LANAP®, a unique, FDA-cleared laser gum surgery technique that combats gum disease while stimulating bone growth. Laser gum surgery at Northwood Dental has the potential to make it possible for patients to hold onto teeth that would otherwise be lost because of gum disease.
A strong jaw bone is essential to keeping teeth healthy, because that is what supports teeth and allows them to function. When the bacteria that causes periodontal disease progresses, whether it attacks the tissue around one tooth or all of them, the bone density in those areas is gradually affected too. Bone loss leads to tooth loss, because the teeth no longer have a place to root. Laser gum surgery at Northwood Dental quickly eradicates diseased gum tissue with minimal discomfort and stimulates new bone around existing teeth to give them back the support they need.
With traditional surgery options, some of the patient’s nearby healthy gum tissue is lost, causing the gum to recede or shrink lower on the tooth root. To perform laser gum surgery, Northwood Dental uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™, an extraordinary laser tool designed to identify and attack only diseased tissue. Healthy tissue remains intact, ready to reattach the patient’s tooth roots. Plus, the scalpel cannot address the problem of bone loss the way LANAP® does.
Laser gum surgery is a safe and gentle alternative. Northwood Dental is pleased to be one of the few certified LANAP® providers in the country. Please call or visit the Northwood Dental website to learn more about this revolutionary laser gum surgery and how it can help more people to prevent tooth and bone loss.
About Northwood Dental
Northwood Dental is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Clearwater, FL since 2003. Drs. Jill Hagan and David Wagner both bring advanced dental technology to the practice. Dr. Hagan is Invisalign certified and has a strong emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wagner is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Northwood Dental and their dental services, visit their website at http://www.northwood-dental.com and call (727) 288-9085.
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