Drs. James R. McAraw, Matthew S. Cantner and Craig K. Foisie Accept New Patients for Laser Gum Surgery this New Year, for Old Saybrook, CT Residents with Gum Disease

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Drs. James R. McAraw, Matthew S. Cantner and Craig K. Foisie will begin accepting new patients without a referral this New Year, for the LANAP® protocol. This minimally invasive laser procedure for treating gum disease is available at all three of their office locations, Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, CT.

Drs. James R. McAraw, Matthew S. Cantner and Craig K. Foisie are pleased to accept new patients this New Year without a referral for the LANAP® protocol. This advanced laser gum surgery is a patient-friendly and highly-regarded treatment option that treats gum disease without causing excessive bleeding or other complications, commonly associated with traditional gum disease treatments.

Gum disease can be a serious condition if not treated properly, and can cause complications if it is allowed to advance. Recent studies have shown a link between gum disease and many other dangerous physical ailments, including heart disease, various types of cancer and preterm birth. Additionally, untreated periodontal disease is responsible for embarrassing oral symptoms such as chronic bad breath and loose or missing teeth.

Patients often develop gum disease due to insufficient oral hygiene practices, but some individuals may be more prone to the disease because of their genetics. If gum disease is left untreated it can cause significant pain and complications to the patient. Even though periodontal disease is unpleasant, some patients are reluctant to receive treatment because they are not aware that a minimally invasive treatment option exists. Thanks to the LANAP® protocol, patients can now reduce their gum disease symptoms without worrying about postoperative pain, excessive bleeding, swelling or long recovery periods.

During the LANAP® protocol, Drs. McAraw, Cantner and Foisie use a very accurate laser called the PerioLase® MVP – 7™ to remove inflamed gum tissue by targeting it with pulses of concentrated laser light. Patients do not need to worry about losing healthy gum tissue, because the laser is designed to only remove infected bacteria. The laser is also designed to seal off the treated area once the infection is removed, and thus eliminate the need for stitches. The procedure typically requires a very short recovery time and most patients are able to resume normal activities within hours of treatment.

Patients with gum disease in Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, Ct are invited to find out if they are qualified to receive laser gum surgery. A LANAP® protocol appointment may be scheduled by calling the doctors’ offices or by visiting their website.

About the Doctors

Dr. James R. McAraw received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1966. Afterwards, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and continued his training in the United States Air Force for 2 more years. He went to Boston University, where he completed his specialty training in periodontics. Dr. McAraw founded the practice in 1974, and has been chosen as one of Connecticut’s Top Dentists six years in a row. Dr. Matt Cantner received his undergraduate education at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he received a dual degree in biology and economics. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and stayed at the Ivy League school for his 3 year specialty training. He received the Directors Award for the top resident at the university and the highest achievement award from the Northeast Society of Periodontists. He joined the practice in 2004. Dr. Craig Foisie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brown University in 1998 before graduating from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. He joined the practice after a ten-year career in the US Navy, during which he received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Foisie also obtained a certificate in periodontology and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from George Washington University and was trained extensively in all aspects of periodontal and implant surgical therapy. Both Drs. Cantner and Foisie have been named to Connecticut Magazine's Top Dentists list as well. To learn more about the dental services available, please contact the doctors’ office at (860) 388-4439 for the Old Saybrook office, (860) 444-0601 for the Waterford office or (203) 245-4429 for the Madison office. You can also visit their website at http://www.rivervalleyperio.com.

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