Dr. Daniel C. Stewart Offers Columbia Area Residents an Informational Seminar in April About Less Invasive Gum Disease Treatment Now Available at Smile Savers Dentistry

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Columbia, Maryland dentist Dr. Daniel C. Stewart now offers patients from Howard County an alternative to conventional gum surgery in the form of the LANAP® protocol. This laser surgery available at Dr. Stewart's practice, Smile Savers Dentistry, is a minimally invasive gum disease treatment that offers patients minimal pain and a fast healing period, along with all of the health benefits of regular gum surgery.

Dr. Daniel C. Stewart of Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD Demonstrates LANAP® Laser.

Dr. Daniel C. Stewart of Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia, MD Demonstrates LANAP® Laser.

It was very, very pleasant. I know that because I had traditional gum surgery many years ago which was not pleasant and was not that effective.

Dr. Daniel C. Stewart will be offering several free informational seminars in April to discuss the benefits of the LANAP® treatment over traditional gum surgery for those suffering from periodontal disease. People who live in Howard County, and surrounding areas like Baltimore, and suffer from gum disease can now visit Dr. Stewart, a Maryland dentist, for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. With the LANAP® protocol, which is a laser gum surgery procedure, Dr. Stewart can exclusively target periodontal disease without cutting or removing any healthy tissue. This advanced gum disease treatment reduces discomfort, bleeding, and healing time for patients while improving their oral and general health.

Dr. Stewart performs the LANAP® protocol using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, a laser that is transparent to healthy tissue. Only the bacteria responsible for gum disease absorb the laser, which allows Dr. Stewart to operate with precision. He begins the gum disease treatment by measuring the patient’s gum pocket depths and then using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to remove infected tissue and bacteria. After removing tartar deposits below the gum line with an ultrasonic tool, Dr. Stewart uses the laser a second time. This time, the laser seals the gum pocket, closing it off from infection, and stimulates regeneration in the alveolar bone.

The procedure causes few undesirable side effects, and many patients can resume normal activities the day after surgery. A recent LANAP patient describes his experience with the procedure, "It was very, very pleasant. I know that because I had traditional gum surgery many years ago which was not pleasant and was not that effective." He continues, "My gum disease is apparently in check and I am very happy that I went through with the LANAP process."

Dr. Stewart recommends the LANAP® protocol to his patients because of its long term health benefits. The procedure reduces the risk of tooth loss by leaving healthy gum tissue in place around the teeth and by stimulating bone growth, which can help damaged teeth reattach to the bone. The LANAP® procedure also poses a low risk of infections and other complications, since it is minimally invasive. By effectively treating gum disease, the procedure may even help patients enjoy better general health. People with periodontal disease have a higher incidence of serious health conditions ranging from stroke to pancreatic cancer. Patients who visit Dr. Stewart for gum disease treatment with LANAP® can lower their risk of developing these conditions.

Dr. Stewart and his staff at Smile Savers Dentistry encourages his Columbia, MD patients and residents in the surrounding towns of Ellicott City, Hanover, Jessup, Laurel, Odenton, Catonsville; as well as Baltimore and Washington, DC, to recognize the signs of gum disease. Common indicators include swelling, bleeding, redness, or tenderness of the gums. Victims of gum disease may also notice changes in tooth positioning, gum recession, or persistent bad breath. People who notice these signs should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart, or register for a free, non-obligational seminar by calling the Smile Savers Dentistry office at 410-730-6460. Patients are also welcome to view Dr. Stewart's LANAP® video on Youtube for more information.

About the Practice
Smile Savers Dentistry is located in Columbia, Maryland and has been serving the dental needs of the Howard County community for over 25 years. The office is convenient to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The goal of Dr. Daniel C. Stewart and his staff is to educate and serve their patients in a relaxed and engaging environment. The practice offers regular and emergency dental exams and treatments, to the more advanced procedures like dental implants veneers, crowns, Invisalign and LANAP laser gum surgery. Learn more about LANAP® at marylandlanap.com.

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