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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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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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
Billie Hatton
Billie Hatton
23:10 28 Jul 20
Dr. Jill is just great. I’m very sensitive to the slightest thing off in my mouth and she is so attentive to my needs and makes sure the work she does is absolutely perfect. I’ve been going to see... her for many years now. I’m very pleased with treatment that is outlined specifically, and then executed perfectly. Thanks Dr. Jill.read more
Eric Martinez
Eric Martinez
21:01 28 Jul 20
Great experience. Knowledgeable and great attention to doing a good job.
Katherine Fein
Katherine Fein
21:49 27 Jul 20
I was very pleased with my first experience. I went for a consultation, to compare what a different dentist told me.They were so much better, more economical, when you left you felt like a person... not a number. I will be switching dentists and using them from now on. I’ve already told two of the people who are going to start going to them as wellread more
Sharon DiGirolamo
Sharon DiGirolamo
16:10 23 Jul 20
I've been going here for years. Never had a bad experience. It's always a happy, positive, friendly, and professional office to visit.
Barbara Jenkins
Barbara Jenkins
15:13 23 Jul 20
Northwood Dental is the BEST! Very professional, very clean and extremely customer centric. Dr. Jill, Daymar and the front office staff are friendly, efficient and caring.
Christine Palmer
Christine Palmer
20:35 22 Jul 20
Dr Wagner and Dr K have come together to give me the best dental care to save my teeth in very complex issues that have happened in with my teeth and mouth. So far so good.Thank you so very much... ❤️❤️read more
Amber Rerick
Amber Rerick
23:37 21 Jul 20
Cleaning. Friendly Staff. Love Helen and Dr. Jill!
Ed Foss
Ed Foss
21:42 21 Jul 20
I've been a patient of Northwood Dental for nearly 20 years. Helen and Dr Jill are terrific as are all the other dental professionals and staff. Expect to feel welcome and see lots of smiles!i used... to rate going to the dentist right below a multi year IRS Audit. Northwood Dental changed everything!read more
James Clark
James Clark
19:50 17 Jul 20
In and out on time, great care, excellent service by every staff member. What more could you ask for in a dentist office.
Kelly Pomeranz
Kelly Pomeranz
21:05 13 Jul 20
Northwood Dental has been my dental office for many years now. Daymar us thd best as dental hygienist and Dr. Jull is a total pro dentist. I always feel very at home there. Very important when... getting dental work or check-ups!!Kelly P.read more
Scott 78
Scott 78
01:34 11 Jul 20
Fantastic dental practice. I have been with them nearly ten years.
David Rothschild
David Rothschild
01:31 10 Jul 20
If you need to be in a dentist office this is the one you want to be in. Everyone wears a smile behind their masks. Dr. Jill is magnificent. My temporary and permanent crowns were flawless. Thank... you very much for that. I brought my grandson in for a cleaning and he had the best experience he ever had in a dentist office.read more
Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis
19:57 09 Jul 20
Was a great experience. Appointment right on time and my hygienist was incredible. She's like a close friend and fun to catch up with while getting my teeth cleaned. They helped me get rid of the... very painful TMJ and bite issues so I'm sleeping much better and teeth are super healthy.read more
Michael Wojcik
Michael Wojcik
20:48 08 Jul 20
This place is great! Ask for Helen!!
Whitney Cordovez
Whitney Cordovez
20:30 08 Jul 20
Dr Jill and her assistant is amazing they are very very professional and helped me get my Invisalign and my teeth are now on the road to being straight and beautiful! She also hooks you up.
Josephine McGillicuddy
Josephine McGillicuddy
23:00 03 Jul 20
Very professional
Calamity Sane
Calamity Sane
21:34 01 Jul 20
Dr.K was awesome he adjusted a crown that has bothered me for 12 years and it finally feels better. His assistant Martin was very kind and worked well with the doctor. This office is hands down my go... to place for all my dental needs.All the ladies in front office are really sweet as well they make you feel like family!!!!read more
Nicole Negvesky
Nicole Negvesky
20:44 29 Jun 20
Northwood dental does such a fantastic job. They are always prompt and provide excellent customer service .
Kfir Cohen
Kfir Cohen
19:49 26 Jun 20
Very professional and friendly service! I have been a patient here for 5 + years and they are awesome:) They are amazing
Steven Traughber
Steven Traughber
17:58 26 Jun 20
Thank you Dr. Jill and all of the staff at Northwood Dental .Dr Jill is vary thorough when I saw her years ago.And still today I travel two hours to her off because of Dr Jill's professionalism and... thoroughness.thank you again and will be seeing you soon to finish.read more
Rebecca Peach
Rebecca Peach
18:28 25 Jun 20
I've been bringing my son since he was 2yrs old. He just Loves Daymar. Now my daughter is 3, she just had her second visit and did so great, she even let Daymar take x-rays. They both actually look... forward to going to the dentist, which is not common for little ones. Dr. Jill treats them like her own and we just love her too!! Yayyyy Northwood!! 🙂read more
Julie Tagney
Julie Tagney
21:12 17 Jun 20
I always love going to Northwood dental. When I walked in today, I received the prettiest smile from the girl on the billing side. The girl on the greeting side was on the phone. So the girl on the... billing side noticed and checked me in. I no longer sat down and they called me back. Dr K also greeted me with a nice warm welcome. The young girl that scanned my teeth, was so very sweet and kind. So thoughtful that she was watching to be sure the wires were not in my face. Then Helen came in and said she could save me a trip, and she could do my cleaning today as well. I love them all. My teeth look so pretty and clean!Today was another day at Northwood Dental. Everyone there is amazing. They are so go at keeping everything shining clean. I love this office. They are professional and caring.read more
Libby Burch
Libby Burch
18:36 17 Jun 20
I love Northwood Dental. The staff is amazing. Dr. K and Dr. Wagner are the best, they care so much about your teeth. They are perfectionists. They want your smile beautiful. Also Gaby Assists Dr. K... and makes sure you understand what is going on before she does anything to you. A big shout out to Helen my Hygienist. YourTeeth are very important be sure you go to Northwood Dental in Clearwater. Again the STAFF is amazing. I want to Thank them for greeting me when I arrive, they are such a great group of professional Peeps.read more
Kristin Choudhury
Kristin Choudhury
20:40 15 Jun 20
I was a patient for bridge work. Dr J and his team explained to me each procedure being performed. They should understanding and empathy and respect. They knew what they were doing.Thank you.
Teresa Reyes
Teresa Reyes
13:01 15 Jun 20
Excellent dental office all the way around! They consistently provide professional & efficient service. As patients for over 10 years, my children & I have always received personalized care &... attention & have enjoyed friendly service on every visit. I highly recommend Northwood Dental.read more
Jeffrey Welling
Jeffrey Welling
22:10 11 Jun 20
I have had serious dental issues my entire life beginning with a long course of orthodontic treatment as a youth. If you are looking for a truly professional dental staff with vast experience and... expertise, this is your provider. I could not be more pleased with my treatment or the entire staff.read more
Catrina Hartz
Catrina Hartz
21:42 11 Jun 20
The staff and Dr. Jackson were very nice. First time there. Going back for sure! They explained everything about my teeth in detail.
Oksana McGowan
Oksana McGowan
17:48 11 Jun 20
Dr. David Wagner is very knowledgeable and very good dentist . He truly cares and gives the best treatment advices and plans it very well. Highly Reccomend North Wood dental! Always nice and pleasant... staff .read more
Nicole Vazquez
Nicole Vazquez
00:52 11 Jun 20
Every experience I have with Dr. Jill is the best. Super thankful to have the greatest and most thoughtful Dr!
Beverley Dragon
Beverley Dragon
20:27 09 Jun 20
As always the staff at Northwood Dental was courteous, professional and efficient. This was my first visit since the quarantine and the office operated smoothly while maintaining all of the protocols... to ensure patient safety.read more
Nick Santi
Nick Santi
22:03 05 Jun 20
Great job, thank you!
merthur88
merthur88
20:27 05 Jun 20
best dentist office experience you would ever have. Staff and Dentist very friendly and professional.
Sophie Tafreshi
Sophie Tafreshi
20:45 03 Jun 20
Easy visits, friendly staff, thorough work. Two down sides 1) no weekend appointments or late night appointments 2) a little on the pricey side. But because of the positives I’d say it’s worth it!
Nikki Rooney
Nikki Rooney
20:27 03 Jun 20
I always love going to the dentist cause the staff is so friendly and competent. I brought my 1 year old daughter today and they were able to clean her teeth and give her a brief exam with no tears... or complaints from her or me!read more
Alan Graham
Alan Graham
19:56 02 Jun 20
Fast friendly service with super high quality work!!
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