Hunterdon County, NJ Periodontist, Dr. Melissa Jaeger, Now Using Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment for Patients with Moderate to Severe Gum Disease

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New Jersey periodontist, Dr. Melissa Jaeger, is trained on the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for periodontal disease treatment. Dr. Jaeger is offering patients this technologically advanced laser treatment method to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gums. The LANAP technique helps the bone supporting the teeth to regenerate LANAP is the only laser procedure for dentistry that has been cleared by the FDA.

Dr. Melissa Jaeger Now Offers Laser Gum Surgery To New Jersey Patients.

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Dr. Melissa Jaeger joins only one percent of all dental professionals in the country by providing the revolutionary Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for periodontal disease treatment. This minimally invasive procedure allows for treatment of periodontal disease without removing healthy gum tissue. As an alternative to traditional gum surgery, the LANAP technique is less traumatic. Typically, patients benefit from less pain, less time in the dental chair, short recovery time, and minimal gum recession. Patients suffering from periodontal disease now have an alternative treatment method.

Utilizing a laser to eliminate bacteria and sterilize the area where the bacteria resided, there is no need to cut away healthy gum tissue to get to the problem. LANAP is very selective and only attacks the bacteria and gum tissue that has become diseased. Bleeding is minimal and the laser stimulates clotting to help seal the gums to the roots. At this point they can begin to reattach. The laser also stimulates bone growth.

Many people do not realize the serious health consequences of gum disease. It has been linked to problems such as low birth-weight babies, heart disease and pancreatic cancer. Patients requiring periodontal disease treatment no longer need to stress about the invasive surgery and extensive healing that comes with traditional methods of treatment. Dr. Jaeger hopes that with LANAP many patients that have gone untreated will now come forward and get the periodontal disease treatment that they need.

Periodontal disease can be controlled through the LANAP procedure, and teeth slated for extraction may be retainable because the laser technique actually helps stimulate bone regeneration. The laser procedure helps patients recover in a relatively short period of time. The LANAP technology gives patients an alternative to traditional periodontal surgery to control gum disease and save teeth. To learn more about Dr. Jaeger and the LANAP procedure, visit

Melissa Jaeger is a periodontist offering patients in the Hunterdon County, NJ area personalized periodontal care. Dr. Jaeger received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, and received her dental education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery after acceptance into a selective accelerated doctor of dentistry program. After achieving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, she completed a General Dental Practice Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Pursuing her interest in periodontics, Dr. Jaeger then returned to the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery to earn her Certificate in Periodontology. She is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Melissa Jaeger, D.D.S. and her dental services visit her website at

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