• DR. GEORGANN APGAR

    Georgann L. Apgar, DMD, recently named a top periodontist in DC by Washingtonian magazine, is dedicated to helping her patients overcome gum disease…
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  • DR. STEPHEN BROWN

    DR. I. STEPHEN BROWN

    Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD, FICD is the first dentist and periodontist in the Philadelphia area to provide laser gum therapy to treat gum disease…
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  • DR. JOSEH NEMETH

    Dr. Nemeth, D.D.S., Ma.C.C.S., a national pioneer in laser dentistry and periodontics, has served patients for over 30 years…
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  • DR. KARL ROSE


    DR. KARL “TONY” ROSE

    Karl Rose, DDS, practicing in the Washington DC area since 1980, was recently named a top periodontist by Washingtonian magazine…
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  • DR. DAVID SCHARF

    David Scharf, DMD, voted Best Dentist on Long Island, is the first periodontist on Long Island to perform Laser Gum Treatment…
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  • DR. JASON STONER

    Jason Stoner, DDS, MS, the first Ohio periodontist to utilize laser gum therapy, customizes therapies to suit his patients’ individual needs…
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The Docs


EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT GUM DISEASE

These periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and gum disease-related bad breath utilizing the latest technologies.

Specifically, these doctors treat gum disease and gum disease-related bad breath with FDA approved laser gum therapy called LANAP which specifically targets and removes gum disease bacteria. This unique approach is coupled with a customized home oral health regimen for each individual patient for an absolute solution to the embarrassment of bad breath.

With LANAP, it is now possible to treat gum disease with virtually no pain, swelling or bleeding.

Laser gum therapy is incorporated as a modality of gum treatment against disease called periodontitis. If periodontal disease is recognized in its early stages, LASER gum treatment can be used and is extremely successfully for gingival pocket sterilization. This simply means that the LASER’s affinity for diseased tissue allows for vaporization of the diseased tissue and associated bacteria. The healthy tissue remains and can grow back to the tooth to provide for a manageable pocket depth with excellent dental hygiene. LASER gum treatment is performed under local anesthesia (novacaine) in conjunction with scaling and root planning (“deep cleaning”).

LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an FDA-approved procedure performed with the PerioLase. The objective of LANAP laser gum treatment is pocket reduction achieved by establishing a new connective tissue attachment to the tooth at a more coronal level. The LANAP procedure involves an environment in which new bone, cementum and the PDL can form on a previously diseased root surface. LANAP allows us to treat periodontal disease in a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need, in most cases, for conventional blade surgery (osseous and flap surgery).

National Bad Breath Awareness Month, kicking off on February 13 (the day before Valentine’s Day), is a grassroots dental health campaign sponsored by periodontists dedicated to treating gum disease and raising the awareness among Americans about the prevalence of this disease and its health risks.