Laser Gum Surgery for Treatment of Gum Disease Is Now Available for Pleasant View, UT Residents through Dr. Willard W. Maughan

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Laser gum surgery in Pleasant View, UT is now an option for patients looking to treat gum disease with Dr. Willard W. Maughan at Maughan Periodontics. Gum disease is a serious ailment that has been associated with many whole-body health implications; Dr. Maughan provides the innovative LANAP® treatment for his patients with gum disease.

Dr. Willard W. Maughan now offers laser gum surgery to patients in Pleasant View, UT who are looking for an effective and minimally invasive way to treat their gum disease. The LANAP® protocol utilizes a specialized laser called the PerioLase®MVP-7™ to selectively target and remove diseased tissue and its bacterial cause. The PerioLase®MVP-7™ is FDA cleared laser for periodontal therapy. This procedure is unique in the fact that no cutting or suturing is required, unlike its traditional surgical counterpart.

Gum disease, although slow in progression, can cause some serious health complications if left untreated. Recent studies have linked moderate to severe periodontal disease to many other whole-body complications and risks that include diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, low birth-weight babies, and many others. If treated, these excess risks can be dramatically decreased and both oral and overall health can be improved.

The LANAP® protocol offers patients many advantages over traditional periodontal disease treatment, including a faster recovery time, bone stimulation which can lead to regeneration, and the potential to save endangered teeth. It is also the ideal choice for patients who are fearful of cutting or suturing as the LANAP® protocol requires neither. With traditional surgery, it is possible to lose healthy tissue along with the diseased tissue. This is not the case with the LANAP® protocol. Because of the specialized laser used during the procedure, the PerioLase®MVP-7™, healthy tissue and bone are left completely unscathed. This is possible because of wavelength utilized by the laser is only absorbed in the dark pigmentation of diseased tissue and bacterial cause. Healthy tissue, bone, and teeth are not affected by the wavelength and thus left in place.

In light of recent research linking periodontal disease to other serious whole-body complications, patients with gum disease should not delay seeking treatment. Patients looking to treat their periodontal disease with laser gum surgery in Pleasant View should contact Dr. Maughan as soon as possible. For more information on periodontal disease, the LANAP® protocol or the services offered by Dr. Maughan, please visit his website at or call (801) 528-7375.

About the Doctor

Maughan Periodontics is a periodontal practice that has offered personalized dental care for patients in the Pleasant View and Logan, UT areas for over 5 years. Dr. Willard W. Maughan attended Weber State University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated second in his class. In addition, Dr. Maughan was awarded the PD Miller Sr. Scholarship for Excellence in Periodontics, before earning a Masters’ of Science Degree in Dentistry and a certificate in Periodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Maughan belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Maughan Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at or call (801) 528-7375.

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