The Woodlands, TX Periodontist, Dr. Gayle Bradshaw Brings the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to Texas Patients Suffering From Gum Disease

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Dr. Gayle Bradshaw is a periodontist now offering Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for the treatment of advanced gum disease to her Texas patients. This gum disease treatment employs the PerioLase MVP-7 laser to remove diseased tissue and bacteria instead of the traditional scalpel.

Dr. Gayle Bradshaw performs Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) to treat patients suffering from advanced gum disease. She is a periodontist that has joined limited one percent of dental professionals in offering this new method of gum disease treatment. While traditional treatment methods have used a scalpel to remove diseased tissue and sutures to help the gums re-attach to the teeth roots, LANAP uses the FDA approved PerioLase MVP-7 laser.

The PerioLase MVP-7 is quite selective and only targets the bacteria and the gum tissue that has become diseased. Bone and healthy tissue are not impacted negatively in this minimally invasive procedure. Patients tend to experience less bleeding, less pain and discomfort, and even less down time when receiving LANAP for gum disease treatment. Most can return to regular activity within a day, and many are able to do so within hours of completing the procedure.

How LANAP works is simple. The periodontist will take measurements of pocket depth and activate the laser to remove disease and unhealthy tissue. Gums are packed against the teeth and clotting is stimulated so that there is no need for stitches or sutures. The procedure has been shown to be up to 95 percent effective in the removal of gum disease.

Gum or periodontal disease affects adults across the country. In the early stages, gum disease can be eliminated or reversed by using aggressive oral hygiene, such as proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. However, advanced stages of the disease can lead to bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Scientific data also points to links between periodontal disease and serious health problems such as stroke, respiratory illness, and low birth weight babies. Being treated for periodontal disease will improve your dental health and make a difference to your overall health. Additional information about the effects of gum disease and LANAP is available at

Bradshaw Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for The Woodlands, Texas since 1998. Dr. Gayle Bradshaw graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Bradshaw and her family moved to Houston to complete her Master’s Degree in periodontal surgery at The University of Texas Dental Branch where she completed her studies in 1998. In 2000, she earned her Board Certification from the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at and call (281) 377-8409.

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