Columbus, MS (PRWEB) February 17, 2015
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and Dr. John W. Starr is encouraging Columbus, MS residents to learn about the symptoms and risks of untreated periodontal disease. Dr. Starr utilizes the LANAP® protocol, a laser based treatment option, to clear the infection and damaged tissue, to help restore oral health.
Gum disease in Columbus, MS is a growing public health concern. Across America, millions of adults harbor the disease in their gums, out of sight and unaware of the risks of allowing the gum infection to thrive. Damage to teeth and connective tissue is more likely the longer gum disease is left untreated. Early symptoms can be hard to detect, or may not seem clearly connected to a gum disease, such as:
- Reddish gum tissue
- Swollen gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Bleeding gums
Serious gum health issues, like the ones mentioned above, require a consultation with a dentist. Patients throughout the Golden Triangle area are encouraged to visit Dr. Starr if they suspect they have a gum infection. Dr. Starr will review the different treatment options available, including laser therapy called the LANAP® protocol. With this, the doctor uses computer guided laser tools to target areas where bacteria live in the gum line, to clear out the infection and damaged tissue. The procedure is quick and most patients report feeling only minimal discomfort.
Anyone looking to learn more about gum disease in Columbus, MS, its symptoms or treatment options are encouraged to visit Dr. Starr’s website at http://www.jwstarrdmd.com, or call (662) 798-4103 to schedule a consultation.
About the Practice
Golden Triangle Periodontal Center is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care to patients in the Golden Triangle and surrounding areas. Dr. John W. Starr received his B.S. in chemistry from Mississippi State University and then attended the University Of Mississippi Dental School. He specialized in periodontics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Starr 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 Golden Triangle Periodontal Center and the dental services visit their website at http://www.jwstarrdmd.com/ and call (662) 798-4103.