Acton, MA Periodontist, Dr. Stephen Grossman, Is Now Treating Local Patients With The New Laser Gum Surgery For Gum Disease Treatment

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Dr. Grossman now treats patients suffering from gum disease with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Unlike traditional methods of dental surgery, LANAP uses a highly selective laser to remove the infected tissue and the bacteria that cause the disease while leaving healthy tissue intact and stimulating bone regeneration.

Dr. Grossman now utilizes the new state-of-the-art Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for patients with gum disease. Only one percent of practicing dental professionals is certified in this FDA cleared laser dental surgery. The selective PerioLase MVP-7 laser is the key to this minimally invasive treatment.

The number of Americans that have some form of gum disease is in the millions and many of them go untreated. Gum or periodontal disease can lead to gum recession and tooth loss, but in addition to these and other oral health issues, it is also linked to a variety of other major health issues. Diabetes, respiratory issues, heart problems and even certain types of cancer have all been connected to gum infection. For patients who have put off treatment because they fear the invasiveness of traditional dental surgery, the new LANAP procedure may be just the boost they require to seek treatment.

LANAP is minimally invasive and causes little to no discomfort or pain. Recovery times are very short so minimal time off of work is required. The procedure begins with the dentist probing the periodontal pockets between the gums and teeth where the diseased bacteria reside. The PerioLase MVP-7 is then used to eliminate bacteria and diseased gum tissue in that area. The exposed deposits of calculus are removed with ultrasonic scalers and the remaining healthy tissue is compressed against the teeth roots. The laser is used to speed up clotting so that a seal is formed against the tooth, so sutures are not required to hold the gums in place. The laser also stimulates regeneration of the bone surrounding the teeth.

The FDA cleared LANAP procedure has been scientifically and histologically proven to be very effective. Most people with gum disease are excellent candidates for this procedure, which requires very little down time. For more information about the LANAP dental surgery procedure, visit

Stephen H. Grossman is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Acton and Newton Centre, MA. Dr. Grossman graduated from University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, which is also where he completed his general practice residency. He completed a two-year periodontal specialty program at the Boston University, School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Grossman 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 Stephen H. Grossman and his dental services visit his website at

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