The Periodontal Associates of Jackson Bring Laser Gum Surgery to Pearl, MS Patients Seeking Gum Disease Treatment

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At the Periodontal Associates of Jackson, the dentists provide a radical new laser gum surgery procedure that can treat gum disease in as little as a single office visit for residents of Pearl, MS. Patients with gum recession are excited to learn that the laser surgery doesn't damage existing tissue at all.

Dr. R. Clark Stewart is a periodontist in Jackson, MS

Dr. Roger Parkes and R. Clark Stewart offer laser gum surgery to Pearl, MS gum disease patients.

The revolutionary laser gum surgery that Pearl, MS patients receive at the Periodontal Associates of Jackson is ideal for patients who want to avoid scalpels and stitches. Dr. Roger B. Parkes and his associate Dr. R. Clarke Stewart use the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®, to provide new hope to patients suffering from periodontal disease and gum recession. The guided heat of the laser beam aimed along the gums can target the diseased tissue and eliminate the bacteria, leaving healthy gum tissue in place.

Gum recession can result from causes including:

  •     Lack of dental hygiene such as regular flossing, brushing, and dental visits;
  •     Disease, including as a complication of diabetes;
  •     Teeth grinding or poor occlusion that causes unnatural wear to the teeth;
  •     Smoking or poor diet;
  •     Brushing with the wrong kind of brush or too aggressive strokes.

Whatever the cause, recession can develop further if it is left untreated. As gum tissue recedes, they can leave exposed areas of the sensitive roots and become vulnerable to damage as they are exposed.

For those with moderate to severe recession as a result of periodontal disease or other causes, the laser gum surgery Pearl, MS patients have benefitted from is minimally invasive and can often be completed in just one office visit. Unlike traditional surgery that cuts into the gum tissue with a scalpel to remove infected areas, then stitches the remaining tissue together, LANAP® relies exclusively on computer guided laser beams to target the infection and incinerate it, leaving healthy gum tissue intact.

Learn more about the exciting new options in laser gum surgery available to patients in Pearl, MS from the Periodontal Associates of Jackson on the web at For more information about treatment for gum recession and more, call the office at (769) 230-3500.

About the Doctors

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. R. Clarke Stewart received his B.S. degree in Biology from Mississippi College, and graduated cum laude from the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry. He became certified in periodontics from the University of Alabama. Drs. Parkes and Stewart are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® 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 and call (769) 230-3500.

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