LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery In Clearwater, FL

LANAP® Laser Treatment


Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, and bleeding gums. In advanced stages of gum disease, you may experience receding gums and shift or loosening teeth. A laser gum surgery, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), has become a popular gum disease treatment.

Dr. Wagner Discusses The Advantages Of LANAP Over Traditional Gum Surgery

  • Patients experience less discomfort with this treatment because there is no cutting or suturing with laser gum surgery.
  • Patients report less inflammation and bleeding with laser gum surgery, as this gum disease treatment targets only the bacteria and diseased tissue.
  • This is the only gum disease treatment that is proven to regenerate bone.
  • LANAP® laser gum surgery is especially beneficial to those patients who have a fear of dentistry or scalpels.

Northwood Dental Offers General Dentistry to Treat Gum Disease

Northwood Dental provides general dentistry services in Clearwater, FL to help patients stop the spread of gum disease. One of our most popular treatments for gum disease is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This form of surgery utilizes a powerful laser to kill bacteria and remove diseased gum tissue, effectively treating your gum disease. At Northwood Dental, we have years of experience providing this service as well as cosmetic dentistry for patients in Clearwater, FL. We’ll ensure we thoroughly treat your gum disease so you can return your oral condition to a healthy state. Contact us today to discuss your options for gum disease treatment.

How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, and bleeding gums. The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is indicated by bleeding gums during routine hygiene tasks like brushing and flossing. In advanced stages of gum disease, you may experience receding gums and shift or loosening teeth. It’s vital that you treat your gum disease as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to your oral health. Otherwise, you could be facing tooth or bone loss. Be sure to see your dentist regularly to avoid the development of gum disease, and be sure to make an appointment as soon as you notice any signs of the disease. A dentist will be able to diagnose the issue and provide appropriate treatment.

The Advantages of LANAP® Compared to Traditional Gum Surgery

At Northwood Dental, we want to provide our patients with the best treatment options available in dentistry today. That’s why our Clearwater dental office provides LANAP® treatment for gum disease. We believe LANAP® is the superior method for treating gum disease, especially when compared to traditional gum surgery. The advantages of the LANAP® procedure include:

  • Patients experience less discomfort with this treatment because there is no cutting or suturing with laser gum surgery.
  • Patients report less inflammation and bleeding with laser gum surgery, as this gum disease treatment targets only the bacteria and diseased tissue.
  • This is the only gum disease treatment that is proven to regenerate bone.
  • LANAP® laser gum surgery is especially beneficial to those patients who have a fear of dentistry or scalpels.

Who Is A Candidate For LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment?

You may be wondering if you’re even a candidate for LANAP® treatment. If so, the team at Northwood Dental is here to help. Our LANAP®-certified clinician can help you assess whether LANAP® laser gum surgery is the right gum disease treatment for you. This treatment option is an excellent choice for:

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease may be a candidate for laser gum surgery.
  • Patients who have medical conditions that would preclude or discourage them from having traditional surgery.
  • Patients who have had an alternative gum disease treatment in the past without success may benefit from laser gum surgery.

How Does LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery Work?

The reason LANAP® treatment is so successful is due in part to the rules of physics and the unique interaction between the gum tissue and the specialized laser used during the procedure. The wavelength of the laser targets the diseased gum tissue without harming the healthy tissue in the same area. This laser light is powerful enough to penetrate beyond the surface of the gums by 4 millimeters, effectively killing any bacteria hiding inside or underneath the gums. Once all of the bacteria has been eradicated, the laser creates a clot that will aid in healing.

What to Expect During Your LANAP® Treatment

LANAP® laser gum surgery requires two sessions, each lasting two hours. Northwood Dental begins each session by administering a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable throughout the procedure. Most patients can return to work and resume normal activities the next day. You can expect the following steps leading up to and during your LANAP® treatment:

  • We will measure the pocket depth with a probe to assess loss before laser gum surgery.
  • Pulsed laser light removes diseased tissue from the pocket, targeting only diseased tissue for gum disease treatment.
  • Ultasonic scalers are used to clean calculus from underneath the gum line as part of the gum disease treatment.
  • The FDA approved treatment protocol stimulates new bone growth and True Regeneration® of tissue attachment.
  • The laser is then used to stimulate a clot, sealing the area around the teeth to promote healing after laser gum surgery.
  • Lastly, the traumatic areas where the teeth are biting too hard are balanced to allow a gentle healing.
  • A soft diet is recommended to be followed at home.

Are There Any Post-Surgery Treatments That Are Required after LANAP®?

Once you complete the two LANAP® treatment sessions, you will be required to visit your dentist regularly so they can check on your progress. The gum tissues around your teeth may have a slight discoloration, and you’ll likely be required to wear splints around unstable teeth. These splints are meant to immobilize teeth and are very important to healing, so it’s important that you wear them as directed and return for your follow-up appointments. It’s important to remember these tips in the first few days following your procedure:

  • Don’t brush or floss your teeth for the first 7 to 10 days after your LANAP® treatment.
  • Eat only a soft diet as directed by your dentist. Hard or crunchy foods can cause damage and pain.
  • Refrain from smoking, as this habit interferes with the healing process.

Contact Us for More Information!

If you’re interested in learning more about the LANAP® treatment for gum disease, please reach out to the team at Northwood Dental. We will be able to answer any questions and can also get you scheduled for a consultation appointment. During this appointment, we’ll explain the treatment in greater detail and give you time to ask all of your questions. Contact us today to set up a time!


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CLEARWATER DENTIST

3023 Eastland Blvd, Building H Ste 112
Clearwater, FL 33761

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Mon: 9-5 
Tue: 10-5 
Wed: 9-5 
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Clearwater, FL 33761

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Claire Edmondson
Claire Edmondson
23:50 13 Oct 20
Had my first visit today, and I told Dr Jill that she more than lived up to her reputation (I had read all the previous reviews). She put me completely at ease and took the time with me that I... haven't experienced with other dentists. She and her staff strike the perfect balance of being highly professional but very friendly and down to earth at the same time. Based on my experience so far I would highly recommend them.read more
A. W.
A. W.
03:38 07 Oct 20
The staff, starting with the Receptionist all the way to Dr' Jackson. Everyone was friendly, and professional. And for the first visit, the price was reasonabIe I hardly had to wait to be seen, but... because of the urgency, they gave me an appointment "today". I got seen by the doctor on time. As of right now, the first visit was a very pleasant experience. A big Thank You to each of them. Ayla W.read more
Theodore Stringer
Theodore Stringer
23:25 06 Oct 20
Excellent and Professional in every way!!! Normal and routine visit as well as unusual emergency visits. The best overall staff of professionals with which I have ever dealt.New visit 10/6/2020... ... Just More Of The Same. My only complaint is I missed saying "Hello to Dr J(ill)". The organization is the best Top To Bottom!read more
Valbona Cerra
Valbona Cerra
20:33 05 Oct 20
Daimar is the best . Thank you for helping me.
Valerie Huston
Valerie Huston
20:32 05 Oct 20
Wonderful staff!! Very polite and friendly. Definitely recommend! 🙂
Kristina Linares
Kristina Linares
19:45 02 Oct 20
Very short wait time and everyone is friendly. Able to social distance easily. My hygienist was very good and friendly
Mariany Vivas
Mariany Vivas
18:24 01 Oct 20
Daymar was excellent, she really is a professional when it comes to cleaning your teeth. I loved all the advice she gave me too!! Thanks Northwood Dental. Mariany V
Michael
Michael
00:05 01 Oct 20
Another great cleaning by Gail, and PAINLESS. Best dental care from all of the professionals in this office. Thank you!
Greg brooks
Greg brooks
22:39 25 Sep 20
These guys are the best. The most accommodating, highly skilled, truly kind group you will find. Been a patient over 20 years. My daughter a patient now too. Most of the staff have been there for... years. That says a lot about the quality of the officeread more
Barbara Guyette
Barbara Guyette
18:29 21 Sep 20
FYI..the review by Rebecca Trejo should be questioned. She was a dental assistant and dental office manager for many years with no anxiety. I know this because I am her mother. She had all kinds... of dental care with no problems. While I believe this is an excellent practice her posting is questionable.read more
William Buck
William Buck
12:26 18 Sep 20
Very courteous and professional.
Dr. Renee Michaels
Dr. Renee Michaels
13:22 17 Sep 20
Northwood took me urgently because I had so much pain, which was the first time I’ve ever experienced pain in my teeth. They gave me the option of going to a specialist and I chose to have a root... canal I needed with them and a crown. I could not be more pleased with the outcome so far. DR. K was very steady and thorough. I could not have gotten through the root canal and xrays, as easily as I did without the assistance of Gabi. She is a great asset to Dr. K. Highly recommend.read more
Semhar Abraham
Semhar Abraham
12:35 17 Sep 20
Amazing people great experience I’ve been coming here over 6 years. Helen is incredibly kind and accommodating, does amazing work and Dr Jill is a miracle worker.
Annette Primiani
Annette Primiani
14:09 13 Sep 20
I really appreciated the willingness to help when I had a dental emergency requiring tooth extraction/surgery. Dr.Jackson was great in his explanation of what was needed and his manner made it much... easier for me to confront the procedure.The staff was very friendly and I felt that they really cared. I would definitely recommend them!!😊read more
Donna Andrus
Donna Andrus
12:23 09 Sep 20
The best staff and service of any dental office you could ever find! Love going there.
Ali Wilson
Ali Wilson
16:51 03 Sep 20
The staff is top notch as well as the doctors. They do wonderful restorative work. Highly recommend!
Christine Zottola
Christine Zottola
12:59 03 Sep 20
My daughters and I go here and we are always taken care of with such amazing service. Daymar is incredibly patient with the kids and helpful with suggestions. Dr. Jill is the best and just puts them... (and me!) at ease with her easy going and friendly personality. Even the techs take the time to put temporary tattoos on the girls and entertain them while I’m getting my teeth cleaned. Highly recommend!!read more
Janet Sherfey
Janet Sherfey
00:03 30 Aug 20
As always, Dr. Jill and her staff are kind, caring ,and super professional! With no hesitations, a FIVE STAR review!!
Alan Graham
Alan Graham
17:05 26 Aug 20
Fast friendly service with super high quality work!!
Jason Doolin
Jason Doolin
12:37 25 Aug 20
Great visit! Really took time to explain everything!
Rebecca Trejo
Rebecca Trejo
23:16 20 Aug 20
I am soo happy with the treatment I have received from this practice. I could not asked for a better dentist or staff. I felt safe and welcome from the second I walked in the door. Everyone there... made me comfortable and confident. It is hard to find a great dental practice to go to when you feel anxiety, I know for sure I picked the right one. Thank you all for the amazing experience, everyone should be lucky enough to find a place like this!read more
Debbie Lewis
Debbie Lewis
16:52 20 Aug 20
I came here for a second (actually a fifth!) opinion as I found myself unable to move forward with the recommendations of 4 other dentists (all of which were similar). I sort of expected to hear the... same thing again but was very amazed and happy to hear that there is another less invasive solution for my situation. The dentist took the time to identify the source of the problem and recommended a solution I could be happy with. It was actually the best dental visit I've ever had in my life. Such extreme care tand understanding.read more
Barbara Weber
Barbara Weber
16:42 20 Aug 20
Had a great cleaning with Daymar yesterday and I got the works! Kat took my x-rays and Dr. K did a very thorough exam. Everyone in this office is so pleasant and knowledgeable. I love Northwood... Dental and would never go anywhere else!read more
David Martin
David Martin
14:13 19 Aug 20
Always treated so warmly and kind when I have my semi annual check up. Helen, my hygienist, is the best. Very gentle with her exemplary cleaning. The entire staff is cordial and so accommodating.... Always look forward to seeing Dr Jill and her team. Thank goodness I got a clean bill of health so Dr Jill didn’t get to work on me this time. 😀😀read more
MettsGroup
MettsGroup
18:00 18 Aug 20
What a great experience from the second I walked into the office. I didn't even sit down and they took me in. Chas was great and Gail did an awesome job cleaning my teeth. And Dr Jill, excellent as... always. Thank you!read more
Amy Hayes
Amy Hayes
15:05 17 Aug 20
Great office !!! Great staff, especially the front desk ☺️😉
Michelle N
Michelle N
12:26 17 Aug 20
The dentists and staff at Northwood Dental are beyond outstanding! The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful with scheduling and they all have a happy face to greet you! All the assistants... are very knowledgeable and check out is always smooth with Belinda’s expertise handling what I am expected to pay always makes leaving a smooth process. I am beyond happy with this dental office and highly recommend this office to anyone! I am so glad I found you!! Thanks again for the family oriented atmosphere and professionalism!read more
Paulette Linder
Paulette Linder
22:01 14 Aug 20
Always taken good care of by my hygienist Gail! Just love her! Would not want to go anywhere else!
Cindy Barker
Cindy Barker
19:22 14 Aug 20
Dr. K did a great job - pain free and gentle! He knows I've had a life long fear of the dentist and has been understanding. Helen, my hygienist, was also gentle and calming. The entire staff has been... orifesionsl and friendly. I highly recommend Northwood Dental! Thank you Northwood!read more
susanne epple
susanne epple
20:15 13 Aug 20
Northwood Dental has my ultimate trust in dental care. I specially appreciate the care and competence delivered with sufficient patient education and smooth and friendly communication. This makes it... possible to understand my options and the consequences of my choices. The general vibe is positive and solution oriented. I wish all healthcare could be delivered this way!read more
Aaron Doerges
Aaron Doerges
09:36 12 Aug 20
I chipped a front tooth pretty badly and was really worried about it. They set an appointment for me the next day and handled it beautifully. I couldn’t be happier.
Cathy Greenawalt
Cathy Greenawalt
20:00 06 Aug 20
From the beginning, my appointment was a pleasant informative experience. The front office staff were professional, efficient and friendly. The technician that took the xrays explained everything... and why. I have a very small mouth, not easy to get X-rays or molds.Dr K explained my xrays and treatment. He was professional but personable. I had my teeth cleaned. I felt confident in my hygienist. She explained everything she was doing and why.Overall very good experience.I went back for a teeth cleaning and much more. Daymar is professional, personable, and informative. My teeth and gums are in better condition since the cleanings.read more
Kathie O'Leary
Kathie O'Leary
14:29 06 Aug 20
Oct. 09, 2017:I just broke a tooth on Saturday...Monday I called Northwood Dental, and was able to be seen at 12 A.M. Dr. Karunagaran and Gaby took great care of me. They assessed the... situation-told me my options, I decided, and in an hour and a half came out with a fixed tooth. I chose a crown, as it was a tooth in the back that had a filling. I felt no pain, and I felt “taken care of”.Thank you so much for helping me!I highly recommend this office. You will be respected, your health and wellness is foremost, and you will be a very satisfied customer.Kathie O’LearySeveral years ago I received news from a dentist that he could not fill a tooth-I would need to pay more $ than I had to fix it. I talked with a friend who highly recommended Northwood Dental.Northwood Dental was able to fill that tooth, and I have been coming back here for years.The staff is always friendly, respectful, helpful and professional. I see Helen for cleaning and Dr. Wagner for checkups. My son and daughter in law come here as well.February 21, 2018-August 22, 2018Thank you to Dr. Jill Hagan, Gaby and Alli for my Beautifully aligned teeth!I had braces as a teenager. Alas, the doctor retired and never told my parents nor myself that I needed to wear the retainer each night, for the rest of my life. Thus, I my 60's a space was developing between my front teeth, the overbite was happening again. In addition, I was now a caregiver and the stress caused me to grind my teeth at night. The envisalign helped all three! Dr. Jill and her team of Alli and Gaby formatted a plan, took scans of my teeth, ordered The envisalign, and we all delighted as my smile and alignment of my teeth improved throughout the weeks. My sleep improved as I now had a mouthguard with the envisalign units, and then the retainers. I whitened my teeth in the same units, and looked so much better than before the procedure. I recommend this team highly: 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷👍🏽. Thank you Dr. Jill, Alli, and Gaby!Thank you to Helen for always getting my teeth 🦷 cleaned perfectly squeeky clean! You know me so well and how to help with my hygiene!5/24/19-6/3/19. Dr. Wagner was concerned that my back upper tooth, which had a chip broken off, would break more so I came in for a 👑. I was impressed with all of the thought and planning that went into the repair of the broken tooth, scanning the bite to make sure it would be right, forming the crown, molding the temporary crown, protecting the roots, making the mold of the permanent crown, checking the bite. Dr. Wagner and Alli worked together, and then Dr. Wagner and Gaby worked on it. (Alli's brother was graduating and she wanted to be a part of the important occasion.). There was no pain in the processes, everyone me was gentle and efficient, and I walked away feeling good that we'd saved the tooth. I recall Gaby thoughtfully applying Vaseline o my lips to relieve them through the process.Because of my stress at home-caregiving-I must have ground my teeth at night- and a part of the temporary crown broke off on the weekend. Gaby came to the rescue that Monday and remade the temporary, refitted it gently, with no discomfort, and I am now sitting at home writing this review with a new temporary crown, a happy smile, saying Thank You. 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷👍🏽July 30th, 2020: My teeth feel clean!I had my teeth cleaned by Helen. I usually have them cleaned by Helen because she is knowledgeable, aware of her patient's needs, and knows how to get the job done! I had a lot of tartar. There is so much stress dealing with being a Caregiver in a Pandemic! Helen took the time and got it off.Northwood Dental has it together on how to keep you safe with the Pandemic: Patients and Staff wear masks. Your temperature is taken upon entering. You are asked for your payment method right away so after you are done you won't have to stand at the desk. Upon entering the room for cleaning you are asked to swish a hydrogen peroxide rinse first. The staff working on you has a gown on.read more
Donald Broaders
Donald Broaders
22:30 05 Aug 20
Very efficient and friendly Dental practice. Great hygienist, esp Helen.
Petra Gonzalez
Petra Gonzalez
21:23 05 Aug 20
Dr Wagner and staff are great and professional. Every visit has been positive. I would highly recommend Northwood dental for any teeth problems.
Alison Bissell
Alison Bissell
21:43 30 Jul 20
Daymar and Dr. Jill are fabulous! I won't go anywhere else. They are great, highly recommend!
Amy Baker
Amy Baker
20:01 30 Jul 20
I love Daymar! She does such a good job, is quick, and doesn’t hurt me. My teeth look great!
Jake Bryan
Jake Bryan
19:53 30 Jul 20
Probably the most thorough process I have personally encountered in all my years. Clean , professional and most certainly the most comfortable I have been at any dentist . The staff is wonderful... and very caring. I would recommend Dr. Jill and Dr. Jackson to anyone .read more
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