Dr. Russell W. Phillips Brings Laser Gum Surgery to Arlington, VA

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Dr. Russell W. Phillips is now offering laser gum surgery to Arlington, VA patients, an effective and efficient new gum disease treatment. Using laser dentistry Dr. Phillips can treat gum disease in just one visit for most patients.

Dr. Russell W. Phillips introduces a revolutionary new laser gum surgery to treat patients for gum disease. The laser gum disease treatment is FDA cleared and minimally invasive in treating bacteria that cause gum disease while also eliminating the infected tissue. This laser therapy leaves the healthy tissue in place to thrive during the healing phase, after the infection is gone. Called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®, the surgery uses targeted laser energy to treat periodontal disease for people in the Arlington area.

For patients who are wary of scalpels cutting into gum tissue as in traditional gum surgery, the laser gum surgery in Arlington, VA revolutionizes the possibilities of treating gum disease with minimal discomfort and only minor bleeding with the surgery. The technique takes such a relatively short amount of time that many patients compare it to a deep cleaning, rather than thinking of it as an arduous surgical procedure such as traditional gum surgery.

Gum disease is a dangerous condition that afflicts millions of Americans due mostly to inadequate dental hygiene. Left unchecked, gum disease can go on to cause irreparable damage to the gums and bone supporting teeth. Recent studies have shown links between advanced gum disease and other conditions like diabetes, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and negative impacts on memory and thinking abilities.

Fortunately, modern technology makes gum disease treatment safer, easier, and more effective than ever. LANAP® uses an FDA cleared laser to target the bacteria and diseased tissue for eradication so that the healthy tissue can remain in the mouth. At the same time, the laser stimulates regeneration of the jawbone, which is very important for patients suffering from bone loss.

Call the office at (202) 350-4581 or visit the doctor on the web at http://www.russellphillipsdmd.com to learn more about laser gum surgery in Arlington, VA.

About the Doctor

Russell W. Phillips, DMD is a general practitioner with advanced training offering personalized, comprehensive dental care for Washington D.C. gum disease patients since 1984. Dr. Phillips graduated from Penn State University and earned his D.M.D. dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania with honors. He later returned to University of Pennsylvania for the three year Periodontal Prosthesis and Periodontics program. He continues his education and remains involved in many dental organizations. Dr. Phillips is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Russell W. Phillips, DMD and his dental services visit his website at http://www.russellphillipsdmd.com and call (202) 350-4581.

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