Paducah, KY Dentist, Dr. Kelvin White of White & White Family Dentistry Now Treats Local Gum Disease Patients With The FDA Cleared Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment

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Dr. Kelvin White now treats gum disease with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP. With this advanced method of periodontal disease treatment, patients receive treatment that is minimally painful and requires little recovery time.

Dr. Kelvin White now performs periodontal disease treatment using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for his Paducah, KY gum disease patients. He is fully trained and certified on the procedure and thus joins the ranks of a very small percentage of dental practitioners that can claim this distinction. The LANAP protocol has been fully tested and is the latest FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. Patients report experiencing a minimal amount of discomfort during the procedure and are often capable of getting back to their normal business later the same day.

Gum disease is a problem that is prevalent in the mouths of over 100 million American adults. The early stage, or gingivitis, is often accompanied by puffy or red gums that may be sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and may tend to bleed more easily. Treatment at this stage can stop the progress of the disease and keep irreversible damage from occurring. Periodontitis is the next phase of the disease where the fibers and bones that support teeth have been damaged and gums begin to recede. Proper treatment can prevent tooth loss and additional damage. In advanced periodontitis, connective tissues have been destroyed and bone has disintegrated. Teeth become loose and may be lost. Aggressive periodontal disease treatment is required at this point.

In addition to the dental issues created by gum or periodontal disease, the infection effectively creates open sores in the gums, which can spread the infection throughout the body as it enters into the bloodstream. Periodontal disease has been linked to health issues such as heart disease, respiratory illness, stroke, low birth-weight babies, and others. Optimal dental health promotes better overall health, and gum disease should be treated for this reason in addition to the dental benefits.

Dr. White uses the LANAP protocol to treat patients with gum or periodontal disease. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser is able to tell the difference between healthy and diseased tissue and only removes the bad tissue. In addition, it kills the bacteria that cause the disease. This means that more healthy tissue is left to help protect the teeth. The bone surrounding the teeth is bio stimulated to begin regenerating and strengthening the teeth. Detailed information on the LANAP procedure may be found at

Dr. Kelvin White of White and White Family Dentistry is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Paducah, KY for more than 25 years. Dr. White is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. The practice offers a variety of dental services, including dental implants, oral surgery and extractions, laser dentistry, and periodontal care. To learn more about White and White Family Dentistry their dental services visit their website at and call (270) 366-0463.

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