Gentle Laser Dentistry at Clearwater Dental Associates Saves Failing Dental Implants in Clearwater, FL

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Clearwater Dental Associates provides minimally invasive peri-implantitis treatment with WaterLase® technology to treat gum disease affecting dental implants. WaterLase uses a gentle laser light to cleanse infection, restore gum tissue and help save the dental implant.

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Clearwater Dental Associates Saves Dental Implants with Laser Dentistry

With the laser, there are no scalpels or sutures and bleeding is kept to a minimum.

The highly experienced dentists at Clearwater Dental Associates save failing dental implants in Clearwater, FL with minimally invasive peri-implantitis treatment. The practice utilizes WaterLase® laser dentistry to remove gum disease from around a dental implant and other infected areas of the mouth. Patients with gum disease are at risk of losing their dental implants if the disease is left untreated. Laser dentistry allows gum disease to be removed in a safe, gentle manner, without the need for scalpels or sutures.

“What we really enjoy using the WaterLase for, is to treat patients who come in with mild to moderate forms of gum disease. We are able to decontaminate the pockets and get rid of the bacteria that is causing the disease to progress forward,” says Dr. Keith Kiskaddon.

WaterLase is a state-of-the-art technology that utilizes minimally invasive laser light to perform dental treatments. With the laser, there are no scalpels or sutures and bleeding is kept to a minimum. The laser is often used for treatment of gum disease because it is able to eradicate infected tissue and promote a regrowth of healthy tissues. The laser is also very gentle and does not require the use of sedation. Often, gum disease and peri-implantitis can be cleansed in just one appointment with routine periodontal maintenance required every three months afterward.

Peri-implantitis is an infection of the gum tissues that surround a dental implant. The disease will cause the gums to become red and inflamed, pull away from the implant itself, and possibly spread the infection to other parts of the mouth or body. If left untreated, a patient may even have their dental implant fail. Signs of peri-implantitis include:

  • Bleeding around the dental implant
  • Red, swollen gums around the dental implant
  • Loose dental implant crown
  • Visible implant post

Clearwater Dental Associates is a full-service dental practice that features modern technology like WaterLase, CBCT scanners, and a Ceramill® in-house milling machine. The practice features a team of experienced doctors and offers general, cosmetic, periodontal and dental implant care. Patients can have their dental implants placed and restored at the practice, as well as receive cutting-edge gum disease and peri-implantitis care to prevent the implant from failing.

Those interested in dental implant treatment or suffering from gum disease or peri-implantitis in Clearwater, FL are encouraged to connect with the respected dentists at Clearwater Dental Associates. To schedule a consultation, call 727-797-8800 or visit the website at

About the Dentists

Clearwater Dental Associates is a team of leading dentists serving patients in the Clearwater area for over 30 years. Drs. Matthew Burton, Keith Kiskaddon, Nolan Allen, Maria Hernandez, James Hayslett, and William Spencer offer comprehensive services, allowing patients to receive all of their dental care at one, state-of-the-art facility. A 17-seat practice with over 20 team members, Clearwater Dental Associates provides leading care including dental implants, Invisalign®, sedation and general dental care. A patient-centered practice, each doctor and team member is dedicated to patient comfort and education. To learn more about Clearwater Dental Associates or to schedule a personalized appointment, call 727-797-8800 or visit

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