Dr. Brock Pumphrey Offers LANAP and LAPIP Laser Procedures to Treat Gum Disease Around Teeth and Implants

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The LANAP protocol is a minimally invasive procedure to treat moderate to severe gum disease using the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser instead of cut and sew surgery.

Dr. Brock Pumphrey

With the LANAP and LAPIP protocols, we are able to address the very real and serious problem of gum disease while also keeping our patients comfortable due to their minimally invasive nature.

Dr. Brock Pumphrey of Midtown Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is now certified in the LANAP and LAPIP protocols. Dr. Pumphrey is on the leading edge of periodontics, treating patients with a minimally invasive laser treatment with favorable and predictable results to save their teeth and implants and help regrow bone lost to periodontitis peri-implantitis.

"Our top priority is your dental health and smile, and part of that commitment includes incorporating state of the art technology and cutting edge techniques to provide the best results possible for our patients," said Dr. Pumphrey. "With the LANAP and LAPIP protocols, we are able to address the very real and serious problem of gum disease while also keeping our patients comfortable due to their minimally invasive nature."

The LANAP protocol can be performed in as little as one treatment session, and is safe to use on patients with health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, and hemophilia, without discontinuing medication. It is the only scientifically proven laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared to regenerate the bone and tissues lost to gum disease.

The LAPIP protocol is a first line treatment approach for failing implants or peri-implantitis as it addresses the underlying causes affecting the health of both the bone and the gum tissue around the implant. A fiber the width of 3 human hairs is inserted between the implant and the gum. Laser energy kills bacteria, vaporizes cement, and stimulates stems cells found in your bone to reduce the bacterial infection and promote healing.

Gum disease is a chronic bacterial infection that rarely has any symptoms in its early stages. Despite the lack of symptoms or pain, the disease can still cause serious damage to your mouth, leading to loss of teeth, which has been tied to decreased lifespan. Additionally, several other serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have suggested links to gum disease.

For information on the LANAP and LAPIP gum disease treatments, call Midtown Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry at (404) 876-4867 for an appointment.

About Dr. Pumphrey
Dr. Brock James Pumphrey attended Holy Innocents Academy and graduated from Woodward Academy in 2002. Dr. Pumphrey graduated from Florida State University in 2006. After college, he worked in the cardiac rhythm management field in places like Tampa Bay, Florida and Greenville, South Carolina. After a couple of successful years Dr. Pumphrey decided to pursue his passion and dream of becoming a Periodontist. He attended Augusta University (previously known as Medical College of Georgia) where he earned his dental degree, then continued his education at Augusta University in advanced periodontics for an additional 3 years earning his certificate. Dr. Pumphrey is also one of the few Periodontists in the Atlanta area Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

After school, Dr. Pumphrey worked in the Buckhead area for over a year before pursuing interest in the Midtown area with Dr. Shuster. Dr. Shuster gave Dr. Pumphrey a great opportunity to grow and spread his knowledge and practice philosophy.
Dr. Pumphrey is the leader of two Frank Spear Study clubs here in Atlanta, an active member of Hinman Dental Society, Georgia Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration and The American Dental Association. He loves Periodontics for its focus on interdisciplinary treatment planning, soft tissue management, implant dentistry, accelerate orthodontics, IV sedation, Chao pinhole technique, esthetics and so much more.

Dr. Pumphrey and his wife Cristina met in Tallahassee, Florida in college and were married in 2011. They currently have two children, Brock, Jr. and Pierce. Dr. Pumphrey loves both professional and collegiate athletics here in the city of Atlanta and Florida State. He enjoys time with his family, fishing, golf, Crossfit and tennis.

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