Washington D.C. Dentist, Dr. Russell W. Phillips Is Now Offering The Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment For Local Gum Disease Patients

Dr. Russell W. Phillips now offers the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for periodontal disease treatment. This new procedure foregoes the use of a scalpel to remove tissue infected by gum disease and uses a minimally invasive laser in its place.

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2013

Russell W. Phillips, DMD, offers the only FDA cleared laser protocol to treat patients suffering from the effects of gum disease. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is designed to target only specific issues and requires special training and certification. Only one percent of professionals in the dental industry are certified in this procedure. Because he is certified on the LANAP periodontal disease treatment, Dr. Phillips treats patients from all over the area.

LANAP utilizes the PerioLase MVP-7 laser to specifically target and eradicate bacteria and infected gum tissue in the periodontal pocket areas. At the same time, the laser does not harm the tissue that is still healthy and actually stimulates regeneration in the bone surrounding the roots of the teeth. It aids in clotting so that a seal between the remaining gums and teeth is created, eliminating the need for sutures to hold the gums in place. Because no scalpel is used and sutures are not required, the entire procedure is more comfortable for patients.

Gum disease is a problem that millions of Americans share. Many do not actively seek treatment and may not even know they have a problem. In the early stages symptoms may not be painful, or may simply seem slightly inconvenient. However, in the advanced stages periodontal disease can lead to receding gums and lost teeth. In addition, infection from the disease can spread through the bloodstream throughout the body and has been linked to serious issues such as stroke, diabetes and respiratory problems, among others.

The LANAP periodontal disease treatment procedure begins with the pocket depths being determined so that the laser can be used to remove the bacteria at the correct depth. The infected tissue is dissolved and the calculus deposits below the gum line are denatured to make them easier to remove with ultrasonic scalers. The remaining gums are compacted against the roots and the bite may be adjusted. Most patients report little discomfort and many patients return to work or other normal activities the same day. More information about gum disease and the LANAP periodontal disease treatment can be found at http://www.russellphillipsdmd.com.

Russell W. Phillips, DMD is a general practitioner with advanced training offering personalized, comprehensive dental care for patients in Washington D.C. since 1984. Dr. Phillips graduated from Penn State University and earned his D.M.D. dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania with honors. He later returned to University of Pennsylvania for the Periodontal Prosthesis and Periodontics program. He continues his education and remains involved in many dental organizations. Dr. Phillips 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 Russell W. Phillips, DMD and their dental services visit their website at http://www.russellphillipsdmd.com.