Arlington, VA Dentist, Dr. Duke Kim, Now Offers The New Laser Gum Disease Treatment for Patients with Moderate to Severe Periodontal Disease

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Dr. Duke Kim is taking giant steps in gum disease treatment with the addition of Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure protocols. This advanced laser treatment allows patients with periodontal disease to be treated with a minimum of pain, minimal gum infection and minor downtime. LANAP is the only dental laser treatment that has been cleared by the FDA to date.

Dr. Duke H. Kim Offers Laser Gum Surgery For Gum Disease Treatment.

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a fully FDA cleared laser dental procedure designed to treat periodontal disease. The procedure takes special training, and only one percent of dental professionals in America are capable of performing LANAP. Dr. Kim wants to provide gum disease treatment for as many patients in the Arlington area as possible, and offering this new method as an alternative to traditional methods can help him do that.

The LANAP procedure for gum disease treatment is fairly straightforward. After probing the gum pockets to determine the depth, Dr. Kim uses the laser to remove diseased gum tissue and eliminate bacteria. The laser light cannot be absorbed in healthy tissue, root, water or bone, so it only affects the diseased area and bacteria. Ultrasonic scalers are then used for calculus removal, and then the laser is used to stimulate the bone, root and soft tissue. Tissue is compressed and the bite is adjusted.

Patients find that the LANAP procedure is relatively comfortable with a minimum of pain or discomfort. Since only the diseased gum is removed, gum recession is limited. Bone regeneration is stimulated so that fewer teeth need to be removed. Patients with periodontal disease can select either the LANAP procedure or traditional methods of treatment. For information on the LANAP procedure and problems related to gum disease, please visit

Ballston Dental Arts is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for Arlington, VA since 1988. Dr. Duke Kim received his Dental Degree from Georgetown University Dental School and studied at NYU Institute for Advanced Studies in Dental Aesthetics. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Ballston Dental Arts and their dental services visit their website at

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