Gum Disease Treatment in Clearwater, FL Is Now Offered Using Laser Gum Surgery at Northwood Dental

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Northwood Dental, a family and cosmetic dentistry practice based in Clearwater, FL, now offers patients a minimally invasive gum disease treatment alternative that uses advanced laser technology to eradicate periodontal infection.

Northwood Dental now provides Clearwater, FL patients with a minimally invasive gum disease treatment alternative that eradicates infection using sophisticated laser technology instead of scalpels or sutures. Dr. David Wagner, a dentist at the Northwood Dental office, belongs to a highly exclusive group of industry professionals certified to perform The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. LANAP® uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™to selectively remove disease while leaving the healthy gum tissue unharmed.

Northwood Dental hopes that the availability of a minimally invasive alternative like laser gum surgery will encourage more people in the Tampa Bay area to seek gum disease treatment. LANAP® offers several advantages over traditional gum surgery, such as less pain and bleeding, reduced gum recession, and a quicker recovery time. Laser gum surgery also has the unique ability to encourage bone regeneration by stimulating the bone adjacent to the root of the tooth. By preventing bone deterioration and leaving the healthy gum tissue intact, Dr. Wagner can often save patients’ natural teeth, which in many cases would have otherwise been removed.

With the present pervasiveness of periodontal disease in the United States, educating the public about gum disease treatment options like laser gum surgery is more critical than ever before. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that gum disease affects one out of every two American adults age 30 and older. In addition, the evidence supporting a link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases like pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and diabetes continues to mount as new studies are released.

To learn more about laser gum surgery and gum disease treatment options in the Clearwater, FL area, please contact Northwood Dental at (727) 288-9085 to schedule a consultation with LANAP® certified dentist Dr. David Wagner.

About the Practice

Northwood Dental is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Clearwater, FL since 2003. Drs. Jill Hagan and David Wagner both bring advanced dental technology to the practice. Dr. Hagan is a certified Invisalign Preferred Provider and has a strong emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wagner 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 Northwood Dental and their dental services visit their website at and call (727) 288-9085.

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