The Nashville Periodontal Group Is Now Offering The FDA Cleared Laser Gum Surgery For Patients Seeking Gum Disease Treatment In Nashville, TN

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The doctors at Nashville Periodontal Group have joined efforts to treat the millions of American adults who require gum disease treatment, a disease that can lead to other serious illnesses or conditions. Drs. Akin and Dr. West want Tennesseans who suffer from this disease to seek the treatment that they need before further complications arise, and the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is now available at Nashville Periodontal Group.

The Nashville Periodontal Group now offers a less invasive option for gum treatment than traditional gum surgery with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. With the advent of LANAP for gum disease treatment, Nashville Periodontal Group is hoping to see the trend reverse itself.

Educating patients on the actual LANAP procedure, the doctors hope to help patients realize that it is minimally invasive and causes little, if any, pain. The procedure begins with the doctors checking the pocket depths between the gums and the teeth. This is where the bacteria causing the disease reside. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser utilizes pulsating light to destroy the bacteria and to eliminate diseased gum tissue. The doctors then remove tarter or calcium deposits on the teeth. The laser is then used to help the healthy tissue re-attach to the tooth root.

Only one percent of dental professionals in the country are trained on this laser gum disease treatment and the doctors at Nashville Periodontal Group are all certified to offer LANAP. Patients who are concerned about needing to take time off of work for a traditional gum surgery will be glad to know that most patients can return to their normal activity levels the same day as the procedure.

Treating gum disease is very important, not only for one's dental health but for the sake of one's overall health. The new LANAP procedure is FDA cleared and doesn't require scalpels to cut away the diseased gums, giving Nashville patients a less invasive surgery option for their gum disease. Learn more about gum disease treatment at

Nashville Periodontal Group is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Nashville, TN. Drs. Akin and Dr. West are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Along with laser dentistry they have a strong focus on patient education on gums. To learn more about Nashville Periodontal Group and their dental services visit their website at and call (615) 800-3686.

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