Drs. Glenn J. Shefter and Greg S. Fertik Encourage Patients to Take Step Towards Improving their Oral Health this Month, in Recognition of Gum Disease Awareness Month

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Drs. Glenn J. Shefter and Greg S. Fertik recognize Gum Disease Awareness Month this February by encouraging area residents to schedule an evaluation appointment, and learn more about treatment options available for gum disease. Drs. Shefter and Fertik have three office locations, Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard, NC.

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February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and Drs. Glenn J. Shefter and Greg S. Fertik honor the occasion by educating Asheville, NC area residents on gum disease, its dangers and advanced treatment options available. Many people unknowingly suffer from gum disease. Without proper treatment, those individuals could damage not only their teeth and gums, but the supporting tissue and bones as well.

Drs. Shefter and Fertik are dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy mouth, and are pleased to offer the LANAP® protocol for treating gum disease. LANAP® is a minimally invasive laser gum surgery that is FDA-cleared. With this procedure, the doctors can save teeth affected by advanced gum disease that may otherwise require extraction.

The LANAP® protocol is a less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. It does not require cutting or stitches, so patients heal rapidly from treatment with little discomfort. When gum disease forms, it creates pockets of infection beneath the gum line. Drs. Shefter and Fertik use a tiny laser probe to reach the problem at its source. The laser, called PerioLase® MVP-7™, cleans out the disease without harming healthy tissue. The laser pulse stimulates gums to reattach to the roots to help prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

This state-of-the-art procedure has already effectively treated many cases of gum disease in Asheville, NC and across the United States. Without treatment, pockets grow and the bacteria they harbor destroy the supportive tissue and bone. Eventually the teeth loosen and must be extracted. Drs. Shefter and Fertik would like to help patients avoid the problems associated with gum disease. The only way to catch gum disease early is through regular periodontal evaluations. Warning signs such as bleeding gums, chronic bad breath and gum recession should not be taken lightly.

Drs. Shefter and Fertik have three office locations in Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard, NC. Anyone interested in learning more about gum disease or the LANAP® protocol is encouraged to visit their website, http://www.mountainperio.com.

About the Practice

Mountain Perio is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard, North Carolina. Dr. Glenn Shefter has been in practice for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill where he received his dental degree and Specialty Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Greg S. Fertik graduated Cum Laude from Williams College in Massachusetts. He attended dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received the Annual Student Award of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Fertik also received his Masters Degree and Specialty Certificate at the University of North Carolina Periodontal Residency. Both Drs. Shefter and Fertik are active members of the American Academy of Periodontology, and are committed to offering patients the individual care they deserve. To learn more about Mountain Perio and the services they offer please visit their website at http://www.mountainperio.com/ or call (828) 513-2466 for the Hendersonville office, (828) 398-4446 for the Asheville office, or (828) 513-2469 for the Brevard office.

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