Prescott Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Offers LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment

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Drs. Richard Jirsa, Todd Walker and Kip Katseanes are all certified LANAP clinicians, offering minimally invasive gum disease treatment in Central Arizona.

Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry - Dr. Richard Jirsa, Dr. Todd Walker, Dr. Kip Satseanes

Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry - Dr. Richard Jirsa, Dr. Todd Walker, Dr. Kip Satseanes

Prescott Periodontics and Implant Dentistry aims for exceptional quality of care, and providing the minimally invasive LANAP and LAPIP treatments is just one way we achieve that.

Prescott Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is pleased to offer the LANAP® protocol gum disease treatment and LAPIP™ protocol for ailing dental implants in the Central Arizona area. All three doctors – Richard Jirsa, DDS, MS; Todd Walker, DMD, MS; and Kip Katseanes, DMD, MSD – completed LANAP certification training in 2019 as part of continued commitment to high quality patient care, with less pain and downtime than traditional surgery.

"I am happy to join my colleagues Dr. Jirsa and Dr. Walker in being fully LANAP trained," said Dr. Katseanes. "Being in the loop on cutting edge technologies, like the LANAP and LAPIP protocols, to meet patient needs and also consider their overall experience is a principle all three of us share. Prescott Periodontics and Implant Dentistry aims for exceptional quality of care, and providing the minimally invasive LANAP and LAPIP treatments is just one way we achieve that."

LANAP treatment uses light energy from the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser to target the source of gum disease, without harming or removing any healthy gum tissue, decreases pocket depth, and allows the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. In cases of failing dental implants, the LAPIP treatment is used to treat peri-implantitis and save the implant. Patients report less pain and less post-op sensitivity and a quicker recovery when compared to traditional osseous surgery.

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.

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 protocol is also ideal for those on blood thinners because it does not require the patient go off their medication routine.
The LANAP treatment is a patented procedure that requires doctors to complete intensive hands-on live patient training through the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).

For information on the LANAP gum disease treatment, call Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry at (928) 778-2340 for an appointment.

About Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is proud to have an exceptional group of dental professionals on staff. Besides being personable and skilled, they share the denominator of helpfulness.

Dr. Richard Jirsa has been in practice locally since 1989. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry, and then went on to pursue a career in dentistry. After moving back to his native Illinois, he graduated from Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Jirsa then completed a Master’s Degree with a Certificate in Periodontology from Ohio State University before moving to Arizona to open his practice. He is married, has two children, and 5 Italian Spinones.

Dr. Todd Walker completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He earned his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. While in dental school, Dr. Walker was a member of the Robert R. Andrews Honor Society and received several clinical and research awards. Dr. Walker continued his dental training at the University of Oklahoma Graduate Periodontics Program and was awarded his Certificate in Periodontology and a Master’s Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Walker enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons.

Dr. Kip Katseanes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University before going on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduating from dental school, he was accepted in the periodontology program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Katseanes received extensive training in periodontal therapy, bone and periodontal regenerative surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, pre-prosthetic surgery, dental implant therapy and IV sedation. Dr. Katseanes loves spending time with his wife and four children.

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