Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart Honor Gum Disease Awareness Month by Encouraging Patients to Take Advantage of Less Invasive Laser Gum Surgery

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Those living in Jackson, MS are invited to celebrate Gum Disease Awareness Month this February with a visit to the periodontist. Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. are specialists in gum disease and treat it using the LANAP® protocol, a prestigious new laser surgery.

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Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. honor Gum Disease Awareness Month by offering periodontal evaluations and treatment through the LANAP® protocol. As periodontists, Drs. Parkes and Stewart are specialists in gum disease. This serious disease is generally painless in its early stages, which cause many to underestimate the unseen damage it does to gums and bones. Drs. Parkes and Stewart use the cutting-edge treatment known as the LANAP® protocol to treat their patients, allowing them to help those with severe gum disease in their Jackson, MS office. However, they recommend that everyone receive periodontal evaluations before pain starts in order to catch gum disease in its early stages and minimize damage.

The hardest diseases for patients to catch early are the ones that do not cause discomfort. Yet, as most are aware, not all serious conditions are painful in their early stages. Gum disease causes significant damage to the gums, bone, and teeth before pain receptors start warning patients that a problem exists. Some of the early warning signs are: reddened gums, recession, and bleeding. Unfortunately, these changes occur so gradually that they often seem normal to people who suffer from the disease. A periodontal evaluation is the best way to determine gum health. As the disease advances, the bacteria in plaque spread up the sides of teeth until it creates pockets of infection. The gums and bone surrounding the teeth deteriorate and the teeth eventually loosen in their sockets due to a lack of support.

Drs. Parkes and Stewart are among the few in the nation who offer the revolutionary treatment called the LANAP® protocol. In their Jackson, MS office, they fight gum disease with this minimally-invasive laser surgery. The laser, called PerioLase® MVP-7™, differentiates between healthy and diseased tissue so it can actually remove harmful cells and simultaneously stimulate healing. After the procedure, gum and bone grow back into their desired positions around the affected teeth and healing occurs.

Those who want to learn more about treating gum disease in Jackson, MS are encouraged to contact Drs. Parkes and Stewart through their website or by calling their office. These two periodontists are always happy to answer questions and to educate the public.

About the Practice

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. Dr. Stewart is a member of OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon), the American College of Dentists, and recent past president of the MS Dental Association. 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 http://www.periojackson.com and call (769) 230-3500.

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