Jackson, MS Periodontist, Dr. Roger Parkes Brings Gum Disease Patients the FDA-cleared Laser Gum Disease Treatment

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Periodontal disease patients in Jackson, MS now have a new option for gum disease treatment that delivers improved results in less time and with less pain than traditional treatments. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure has been recently cleared by the FDA for use in the United States.

Gum disease Patients of periodontist Dr. Roger Parkes no longer have to endure extended surgeries with painful and lengthy recovery periods, but can now receive modern treatment with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Dr. Parkes is among the leaders in his field to implement the use of this new surgical laser method for effective gum disease treatment. LANAP offers patients the best in results with minimal impact and discomfort.

Traditional gum surgery is performed with a scalpel, requiring appropriate numbing (or sedation for some patients) and is also associated with some pain during recovery. Additionally, scalpel methods of gum disease treatment result in the cutting away of some healthy gum tissue in the process of removing the diseased tissue. LANAP is able to target only the affected areas, leaving all healthy gum tissue completely intact. Additionally, the laser is dramatically less invasive than the scalpel and results in less pain for patients.

The use of LANAP for gum disease treatment is delivering advantages to patients every day. Decreased pain, decreased gum loss or recession, decreased time for healing and improved results all make this option for removing periodontal disease a revolutionary one for doctors and patients alike. During the surgery, the Dr. Parkes passes a laser between the affected gum and tooth areas to directly target only the diseased tissue, removing it with the laser. The process is also shown to promote the growth of bone that may be lost as a result of the gum disease.

Most patients report feeling a slight warmth during the procedure. Because there is minimal pain associated with LANAP, most patients are able to go back to work or resume any other normal activity the next day. Pain medication or other recovery aids are typically not needed. Treating gum disease is critical to one's overall health, as health studies show gum disease is connected to a variety of serious health issues. To learn more about LANAP and how it can help you, contact Dr. Parkes’ office today.

About The Doctor

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Jackson, MS since 1981. Dr. Roger B. Parkes was accepted into the first class at the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry and received his dental doctorate there. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX for his Periodontics studies and graduated with his Masters of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Parkes is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. and their dental services visit their website at http://www.periojackson.com and call (769) 230-3500.

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