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3023 Eastland Blvd.
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Northwood Dental

3023 Eastland Blvd.
Suite 112
Clearwater, FL 33761
[ Click For Directions ]

Office Hours

Mon: 9am-5pm
Tue: 9am- 5pm
Wed: 9am- 5pm
Thu: 9am- 4pm
Fri: 9am- 4pm

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LANAP® Laser Gum Treatment

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.
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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.

How Does LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery Work?

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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Northwood Dental
3023 Eastland Blvd.
Suite 112
Clearwater, FL 33761
[ Click For Directions ]
Office Hours
Mon: 9am-5pm
Tue: 9am- 5pm
Wed: 9am- 5pm
Thu: 9am- 4pm
Fri: 9am- 4pm

Call Now!

727.797.5161

4.9
Based on 1082 reviews
Mark K.
Mark K.
I have been going to Northwood Dental twice a year for several years now, and Tami always does a fantastic job taking care of my teeth - I can really... see the improvements with the recommended treatmentsread more
Jacqueline R.
Jacqueline R.
Dr. Jill and Daymar take great care of my dental health. The entire staff is always friendly and professional. I look forward to my visits with... them!!!read more
Nayda M.
Nayda M.
Amazing job as usual by Dr Wagner and his assistant, very knowledgeable and super helpful Also I love Daymar my hygienist! Great Team!!Looking... forward to have a great experience with my new Candid Pro work! Thank you Northwood Dentalread more
Mach Software D.
Mach Software D.
Best dental office I have been to, and the staff is always a pleasure to deal with. Love the people that clean my teeth, Tami and Gail. Then the... Dentists themselves are very courteous and professional, and do their best to minimize pain 🦷 Would highly recommend this dental office!read more
Lynne B.
Lynne B.
Everyone was very friendly from the Doctor, Front Desk, the Assistant, Hygienist and Treatment Coordinator! They were all very professional and... knowledgeable about what they were doing. The advice from the Doctor and Hygienist was very sensible. I got the best thorough exam and cleaning I have ever had! I’m here to stay at Northwood Dental and I highly recommend them!read more
Steve G.
Steve G.
I've been coming to Northwood Dental since they opened there doors & have had just about every procedure done to my mouth. Filings, bridge work,... crowns, implants & gum surgery. If you want it done right the first time in a professional manor don't shop around...this office will take care you.I get my teeth cleaned every four months & I can't thank my good friend Helen enough for all diligent hard work at keeping my mouth clean.Thanks to all the friendly staff for caring about their clients.THANKS...Alcyread more
James B.
James B.
After multiple visits Northwood Dental has continued to exceed my high expectations in all areas: scheduling, insurance handling, technical expertise... , communications and bedside (chair side) manner of all Doctors in the practice. I especially like the way Dr Sojo handled my recent problems. He explained the option and listened and incorporated my preferences in the treatment plan.read more
Gin P.
Gin P.
Absolutely the best denist office! My family and I have been seeing Dr. Jill for many years and I can honestly say that we have never had a bad... experience. The hygienists are great along with the office staff. You will not be disappointed!read more
Patricia L.
Patricia L.
I find the staff very pleasant, attentive and competent. My hygienist explained the rationale for each follow up action she suggested. The cleaning... procedure was comfortable . Dr. Jill is extremely knowledgeable and recommends procedures that make a difference in my life.read more
JC
JC
I like this office and in particular Helen, my hygienist and Jill, my dentist. Even tho I live in a different state, I come to Northwood for dental... work because they are highly competent and very caring. I like that they explain things beforehand and are gentle.They are like old friends! Ok, I'm old, they aren't. 😁In these times (covid) it is reassuring that their protocols are very good.read more
lia marie B.
lia marie B.
As always, it is a pleasant experience. Going to the dentist at Northwood Dental. Helen is awesome and Dr. Jill can’t be more personable and... professional. I highly recommend Northwood dental. They are gentle, kind and helpful.read more
Maddie W.
Maddie W.
This was my second visit at Northwood Dental and I have no complaints! Alex was my dental hygienist today and she was the best! She was very thorough... and time flew by so quickly. I will continue to go here in the futureread more
Jeffrey K.
Jeffrey K.
Dr. Wheatley, Dorisley, Jaimee, and Phil were all wonderful, and the entire visit was just great. Superb patient advocacy and explanation. Would... highly highly recommend.read more
Gail P.
Gail P.
I am so grateful to the whole staff for the kind and caring way they treat my brother. He has dementia and they are very patient with him. Thank... you!read more
Scott E.
Scott E.
Great dentist office. Everyone from the front desk staff to the dental hygienists to the dentists are very friendly and professional.Everything is... very clean and you can see they put lot of effort to make it a safe and sterile environment especially during COVID.If you are looking for an energetic, sociable, caring, knowledgeable hygienist and dentist combination then I highly recommend you request Daymar (hygienist) and Dr. Jill (dentist).read more
marybeth M.
marybeth M.
I love Northwood Dental! I have been a patient since 2008, I've had root canals, crowns, an implant and fillings ! Helen is my hygienist and it is... like seeing my dear friend twice a year to have my teeth cleaned! Couldn't be happier!read more
Sharon B.
Sharon B.
Great experience! Appointment was on time, everyone was very pleasant! Office is clean and updated! My assistant Gale was very nice and gentle! Dr... Hagan is Awesome!! Very detailed and took her time! Highly recommend!read more
Darrell D
Darrell D
I needed some intricate and long over due dentistry done and really didn’t know who to see. I checked around and decided to see Dr Wagner. He and... his staff have been #1 in my book since I started seeing him and that’s why I decided to continue my full treatment with him. His experience clearly comes through and his assistants are always on point. Katt (one of the dental assistants always illustrates her skills and professionalism and backs Dr Wagner up and makes me feel confident I’m at the right place. Thank you very very much Northwood Dental-Dr Wagner, Katt and everyone else there for helping me get my mouth and smile back to par!!Darrell Craigread more
Susan S.
Susan S.
Where do I start! If anyone is looking for an A plus dental practice, you’ve found them here. I have horrible dental anxiety, have had to cancel my... appointment a few times due to this. Finally got there today and I’m so glad I did! Let me start off with Amy and Mandy, thank you for working with me! So appreciated-Kat! What do I say about the doctors dental assistant-Amazing! Thank you so much for everything-You know😉 And to finish my visit, Rebecca-nothing missed here, both you and Dr. K we’re on the same page, no hidden charges-Thank you all-I have new dentist!!!!read more
Linda G.
Linda G.
Every time I go here whether for major work or a cleaning, I get nothing but the best and caring attention.Northwood dental is the best in Pinellas... County!read more
Amelia A.
Amelia A.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr Jill and her staffAriel was friendly and took very good care of me while he took my X-rays. Dr. Jill Was very... gentle into the great exam and then wonderful Helen did my cleaning and let me Telya gentle and efficient and did a little better in track which I will not share but when you go see Helen you might need it. Such a great experience all around and I’m very grateful to them and I will be definitely be backread more
Cheryl C.
Cheryl C.
Always pleasant office staff and hygienist Daymar is the BEST !! Whatever they are paying her….. she needs a raise $$ 🙂 Always Excellent... service. Thank you Northwood Dental 👍🏻read more
Arnie H.
Arnie H.
I go to Northwood Dental to get teeth cleaned, it's an easy going place. They don't try to sell you everything known to man. Tami is the best, she... keeps it quick and simple. Highly Recommended!!!read more
Cathy G.
Cathy G.
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
Melinda Z.
Melinda Z.
I want to say THANK YOU for consistent, great care from your staff.Dr. K is remarkable.Mandy is wonderful.Alexandra is fantastic... (fantasztikus).Chas is lovely.Chelsea is highly competent and proficient and sweet.I love this office.read more
Debbie K.
Debbie K.
I have been to a lot of different dentist offices and they are by far the BEST in all the area. The dentists are so well trained and awesome!.The ... hygienists ,All of em, BEST cleaning ever...they remember me ..I am more than just the next mouth...office front staff knowledgeable caring and insurance savy.My husband had not been to the dentist for 8 years and now he sees them every 6 months. The professionalism and the up to date technology ...there is a difference .Just feel well taken care of...Thanks so much for having such a GREAT office...Helen is the greatest!read more
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
Had another check-up and cleaning yesterday with Alex at Northwood Dental. It was another very nice and easy experience from the front desk to the... chair and back to the finance people as well. They are running a great operation.read more
Deborah I.
Deborah I.
Daymar went above and beyond, like always! Her efforts alone will keep me coming back every 4 Months. Chelsea was so wonderful and took her time to... help me schedule my treatment with my difficult schedule. Mary, Amy, Belinda, were also all so great, by communicating at the time I checked in for my appointment to the time I checked out. Shout out to Mandy for knowing who I was the second I walked in the door! What a great office!!read more
Victor G.
Victor G.
Dr.Soho has been nothing but fantastic since the beginning. I am grateful that he came in on his day off to help me with an emergency procedure. He... has been treating my teeth ever since. Northwood is lucky to have a provider like him!read more
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
After years of pain and no answers from my previous dentist, Dr. K. was able to diagnose my problem and provide a solution. Dental work is never... pleasant but at least now I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Also, Rebecca and the the rest of the staff have been an absolute delight!I would have no problem recommending Northwood Dental to friends and family!Thank you everyone!read more
Allie P.
Allie P.
What an amazing dental facility. From the front desk to the dental chair every staff member was friendly and professional. As a new patient I met... with Dr. Sojo first. He did a thorough exam to start the process. Next I met with Tammy my hygienist. She too was thorough, and did an amazing job. Her sweet manner and great conversation made the time go by quickly. Thank you Northwood Dental!read more
Stephie S.
Stephie S.
I cannot give enough stars!!! Having moved from Ohio…I am so pleased to have found Northwood Dental! From my very first call- to follow up after the... first visit - everything has been perfect. Staff is very pleasant and efficient. Dr Jill is delightful. Special thanks to Daymar!! She is by far the best Dental Hygienist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It’s evident how much she enjoys her work and she enjoys educating patients about dental health. She is a true gem!!! Thank you so much!!!read more
James M.
James M.
Alex was my hygienist and was excellent in terms of care and demeanor. My dentist aslo took time to review x ray's and issues with me. No high... pressure sales pitch at end but also informative for future work. Overall good and I can recommend.read more
Kayla B.
Kayla B.
I brought my 7 year old here for an exam and cleaning and they treated her amazing! She was nervous on our way there but calmed right down during the... appointment and had a great time! I would definitely recommend them for kids!read more
Asha P.
Asha P.
Dr. Saravanan is by far the best dentist I have consulted. He is very knowledgeable and empathetic, thank you for your service.I met hygienist Tami... during my visit, she was very patient and understood my concerns. She made sure I understood every step and objective to make sure I am not surprised. Keep up the good work, Tami.read more
Katherine H
Katherine H
I had a great experience at Northwood Dental! Specifically, I was very impressed with Dr. Pari and her dental assistant. They both had the best... bedside manner! Carleigh and Mandy in the front office were awesome as well! Highly recommend.read more
groovyEli
groovyEli
Update: excellent & professional office. have been seeing Dr Pari for the replacement of a crown that broke off and am very pleased she was able to... re-build and save the tooth. It will be finished in 2 weeks. The temporary Hiram made & placed fits like a glove.This is the first time I have not been anxious before dental appointments. Best dental experience (s) I have ever had (a lot of work in 62 yrs) . In two appointments this week, my mouth has been assessed (X-rays, exam, etc) by “The Dream Team: Dr Whelen, Martin & Mary and initial COVID neglect has been remedied (cleaning by Alessandra) A thoughtful treatment plan’s in place and I’m excited by the newer less invasive options I have (laser for gum restore) the whole practice has a positive, fun vibe & the people working here really like what they do. Think that’s why it’s a excellent practice.read more
Ling L.
Ling L.
I went to Northwood Dental to have my teeth cleaned, the office is extremely clean, staff are very kind.Tami is super attentive and professional.... She has outstanding skills that made me feel very comfortable and was very enjoyable to have my teeth cleaned.read more
Maynor P.
Maynor P.
I’ve been going to see Daymar for over 10 years . She’s the reason I’m so loyal to Northwood dental . Words cannot express how professional and... outstanding she really is I love her like family and I’d give 10 stars but we’re only allowed 5 ..The staff is always so friendly and Mandy was so nice to get me checked in and out !read more
Mogens T.
Mogens T.
I have been going to this dentist practice for over 10 years because they simply do the best cleanings of any dentist I have ever visited and their... dental fillings etc are done with superior skill and care and seems to last forever. Their staff are great at making you feel special, like you are part of their family. I also took advantage of their Envisalign program and straightened my teeth out so they look better than ever. Thanks a lot to all of you :-)read more
David M.
David M.
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. 😀😀 I will miss Dr Jill as she nears heading into retirement. I have been seeing her since the late 1990’s. 😥😥read more
Joel R.
Joel R.
Dr Jill has been my dentist for over ten years. She is great! My family of six all see her and her hygienist staff. Tammy is awesome and keeps my... teeth perfect and clean. Front office staff is nice and courteous and always works around our schedule. Highly recommend this practice.read more
Matthew B.
Matthew B.
I love these guys! They’re always looking out for me, helping me care for my teeth so I don’t have to get major dental work. They keep things as... painless as possible & don’t toss in extraneous procedures just to make a buck. I have no reservations at all in recommending them to anyone, which I do all the time!Helen is the best ever!!!!! Enjoy coming to see her each time! I’ve been seeing Helen since 2009 and she’s fantastic!read more
Bruce B.
Bruce B.
Very cool place from the front door to the care received was spectacular. A special shout to Chelsea who explained the cost and responsibility for... getting my teeth cared for. My hygienist Hellen made my visit pleasurable as going to the dentist can be. Front desk was kind and considerate.read more
Sally P.
Sally P.
A decade later and I am still impressed with the dental care and service. Today, Daymar provided exceptional treatment and compassion while ensuring... my wellbeing following recent knee replacements. Grateful to be in good hands. Thanks Daymar and every smiley face that helped me.read more
Jamie S.
Jamie S.
Great experience! The Dr. was super nice and the hygienist Gwen did a thorough job of cleaning! Front desk staff are great, love the txt message... reminder for the appointments. Looking forward to continuing here for all future needs.read more
Gail S.
Gail S.
Northwood Dental is great! Dr Wagner is extremely competent and very worthy of trust. Previously I saw Dr Hagen and she is also great and the above.... They have so much care for their patients, I highly recommend them! The assistants and other people there are also wonderful and very caring, nice and bright! I know my mouth is getting better and will continue to do so with their care. Thank you Northwood Dental! ❤️read more
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