In Honor of Stroke Awareness Month Dr. Shannon Parsons Raises Awareness of the Link Between Stroke and Gum Disease in Charlotte, NC

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For Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Shannon Parsons at Carolina Periodontics helps reduce the risk of stroke in his patients with rapid and effective gum disease treatment in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Parsons educates patients about gum disease causes including poor oral hygiene, and helps them achieve oral health, which contributes to overall health.

Dr. Shannon Parsons is a periodontist in Charlotte, NC

Dr. Shannon Parsons Brings Laser Gum Disease Treatment to Charlotte, NC.

For Stroke Awareness Month, Charlotte periodontist Dr. Shannon Parsons educates his patients about gum disease causes and how to maintain good oral health. Studies have shown links between advanced gum disease and the risk of stroke and heart disease, most likely due to the presence of infection in the bloodstream from the gum disease. With a revolutionary new gum disease treatment for patients in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Parsons is helping his patients to reduce their risk of stroke.

Among the known gum disease causes are many factors that people can control, such as:

  •     Oral hygiene, including proper brushing with the right kind of brush and flossing;
  •     Dental care, including regular check-ups and professional cleanings;
  •     Diet, including fruits and vegetables and low sugar consumption;
  •     Avoid smoking, chewing tobacco, and crunching ice for healthier teeth and gums.

While there are many steps that patients can take in their own lives to increase their chances of good gum health, other factors are less known, including hereditary influences and disease that may contribute to gum infection. Whatever the particular gum disease causes in the patient's individual case, though, treatment is essential to avoid further risks of receding gums and increased risk of stroke, as shown by many recent studies.

With quick and effective gum disease treatment that is now offered in Charlotte, NC, there are fewer excuses to avoid gum surgery. The new technique, called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP®, uses laser heat to target infection and eliminate the bacteria and damaged tissue. Healthy tissue remains intact. LANAP® is minimally invasive, unlike traditional gum surgery which used scalpels to cut away infected gums and stitches to pull the gums back together.

LANAP® is FDA cleared for gum disease treatment that Charlotte, NC patients report involves only slight discomfort and little bleeding. Most patients are able to return to work or life activities on the same day as the procedure, with improved gum health and appearance and decreased risk of stroke for Stroke Awareness Month.

To learn more about gum disease causes and how the new type of gum disease treatment that Charlotte, NC patients have been benefiting from at Carolina Periodontics, visit them on the web at and call (980) 272-5772.

About the Doctor

Carolina Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Charlotte, NC. Their leading periodontist, Dr. Parsons, received his dental degree from the University of Florida where he graduated with highest honors and third in his class. He then attended a three year residency in advanced Periodontics training at the University of Florida where he served as chief resident for two years. Dr. Parsons is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Carolina Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at and call (980) 272-5772.

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