Gum Disease Awareness Month Honored by Dr. Kenneth Peavy, Winston-Salem, NC Periodontist, Teaches Dangers of Gum Disease

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Dr. Kenneth Peavy is pleased to honor Gum Disease Awareness Month this February by educating his patients on the causes and effects of gum disease in Winston-Salem, NC, and offers revolutionary laser gum disease treatment at his practice. The LANAP® protocol is a virtually pain-free option that removes tartar and bacteria without the need for incisions and sutures.

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This February, Kenneth A. Peavy, DMD is offering patients the chance to celebrate Gum Disease Awareness Month by taking advantage of a minimally-invasive treatment for gum disease in Winston-Salem, NC. He is certified to provide the LANAP® protocol, a laser dentistry option that cleans away the tartar below the gum line and targets bacteria without harming healthy tissue. Because the cutting and scraping of traditional methods are eliminated, patients experience less trauma and a shorter recovery period.

Learning about good oral hygiene behaviors and how they combat bacteria, is essential for a healthy mouth because cavities are only a small part of the resulting damage. Brushing and flossing removes plaque, the sticky paste made of bacteria and food acids that forms around the gum line. When a person lets this substance build up, it hardens on the teeth and extends to the roots, as well. This inflames the sensitive tissues, leading to infection, pus and open wounds that allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Scientists have discovered the presence of oral bacteria in areas affected by colon cancer and other serious diseases.

There is no doubt as to the seriousness of gum disease in Winston-Salem, NC, but some people may delay making an appointment with the dentist because of fear of the pain associated with oral surgery. Dr. Peavy does not want his patients to suffer from anxiety or the traumatic effects of traditional treatment, as a result, he became certified to use laser dentistry. The fine tip of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser fits between the gums and the roots of teeth, so there is no need to make incisions to access the area for cleaning. The beam of light is calibrated to eliminate bacteria, and it also stimulates new bone growth, which speeds the healing process. He is also able to offer sedation during the procedures, which can allow Dr. Peavy and his team to take care of all of your initial treatment needs in one visit.

Learning more about how laser dentistry can benefit those suffering from gum disease in Winston-Salem, NC, is an excellent way to honor Gum Disease Awareness Month. Dr. Peavy’s website contains at more information about the procedure and other progressive dental techniques available at his practice.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Kenneth Peavy is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Winston Salem, NC since 1996. Dr. Peavy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. He finished his residency program in General Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia and his certificate in periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Peavy joined an exclusive group of doctors to offer The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) for gum recession treatment. To learn more about Dr. Peavy and his dental services visit his website at and call 336-774-3001.

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