Northwood Dental Improves Gum Health with Laser Gum Surgery for Gum Disease Patients Seeking Dental Implants in Clearwater, FL

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The doctors of Northwood Dental in Clearwater, FL (Drs. Jill Hagan, David Wagner and Saravana Karunagaran) can now treat gum disease with laser gum surgery prior to dental implant placement. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a gentle treatment option that can improve the success of dental implants.

Northwood Dental doctors , Jill Hagan, DMD, David Wagner, DDS, and Saravana Karunagaran BDS, MS, FAGD, combine laser gum surgery with dental implants for patients suffering from gum disease and tooth loss in Clearwater, FL.

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) can effectively eliminate gum disease, which is an infection in the gum tissue that can affect many other systems in the body. This type of disease can also prevent or complicate the use of dental implants as a treatment option to replace lost teeth.

Dental implants are considered by many professionals as an optimal solution for missing teeth. They have a long life span and also provide the stimulation that jaw bone requires in order to maintain its shape and health over time. Without a tooth or an implant rooted into the jaw, the bone can eventually decay. This process is known as resorption and is not easily reversible. Implants should not be placed if significant gum disease is present, thereby making laser gum surgery a helpful component of the process for filling gaps left by lost teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about laser gum surgery and how it can increase your chances for successful placement of implants, contact the professionals at Northwood Dental today and schedule a consultation. You can also visit their website at

About The Doctor

Northwood Dental is a comprehensive general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Clearwater, FL since 2003. Drs. Jill Hagan, David Wagner and Saravana Karunagaran all bring advanced dental technology to the practice. Dr. Hagan is an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider and has a strong emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wagner is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Karunagaran has earned the prestigious title of Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry and specializes in dental implant placement and restorations. To learn more about Northwood Dental and their dental services visit their website at and call (727) 288-9085.

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