Update From Northwood Dental
All of us at Northwood Dental wish everyone the best of health and safety in these challenging times.
As part of the Governor's mandate and the recent Pinellas County 'safer at home' initiative, our current hours of operation have been adjusted and many of you may have already been contacted to postpone your dental services.
Other patient services are still being provided in an altered schedule designed for the safety of you, our patients, and for the safety of our Northwood Dental personnel.
We remain ready to care for your dental concerns and are making attempts to send out personalized communications regarding all present and future appointments.
If you need to speak with us in the meantime, please call/text 727-797-5161 (it is vital you leave a voicemail if we are unable to take the call) or send an email to: OfficeManager@northwood-dental.com. Our patients are our top priority and we are doing our best to respond ASAP.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Northwood Dental Team
Laser Gum Surgery vs. Traditional Gum Surgery in Clearwater, FL
Traditional surgery uses a scalpel requiring sutures. Laser gum surgery does not, resulting in less bleeding.
With laser gum surgery, patients experience less pain and downtime than they do with traditional surgery. Patients who have laser gum surgery for gum disease treatment rarely need pain medications and most return to work the next day.
Traditional surgery cuts into the gum line, creating gum recession even in healthy tissue. Laser gum surgery is minimally invasive and does not involve cutting of any kind. This gum disease treatment preserves gum tissue.
Laser gum surgery actually regenerates bone tissue and encourages connective reattachment of tissue by stimulating the bone surrounding the teeth. Even though both traditional surgery and laser gum disease treatment enjoy long lasting results, laser surgery gum disease treatment has the ability to save teeth, effectively reversing periodontal disease.
The healing times associated with gum disease treatment are much less with laser gum surgery than traditional. This is due to the fact that laser gum surgery requires no cutting and also because the laser assists in forming a seal around the tooth.
If you have questions about LANAP® or laser gum surgery in Clearwater, FL, contact our office. We would be glad to invite you in for a consultation for gum disease treatment.
3023 Eastland Blvd, Building H Ste 112
Clearwater, FL 33761
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