The Bellingham Dentist now offers laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal disease. With the help of laser dentistry, the oral health of patients with gum disease can be restored without invasive cutting or pain.
This innovative treatment safely removes harmful bacteria and is virtually painless. Patients enjoy shorter treatment times and a shorter recovery. In fact, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after laser gum disease treatment.
Many patients who are told that they need gum surgery tend to put off treatment because of a past negative experience. Laser periodontal treatment is a comfortable and effective alternative for treating gum disease without traditional gum surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Prager, owner of the Bellingham Dentist office explains, “I’m proud to say that I was the first dentist in Northwestern Washington to be fully trained and licensed to perform Periolase Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) treatment. This revolutionary treatment provides our patients with a healthy alternative to invasive gum surgery. It also helps patients avoid extractions and the possibility of developing other serious health issues. In the five years that we have been using this treatment, we have been able to save teeth that would otherwise need to be removed.”
Laser dentistry provides many benefits to the patient:
No invasive cutting of gum tissue which means minimal bleeding and no need for stitches.
Anesthesia is usually unnecessary during laser treatment since there is little or no discomfort.
Harmful bacteria are removed, leaving healthy gum tissue intact.
Laser gum surgery is generally less expensive than traditional “cut and stitch” surgery.
Research shows a strong link between a patient’s oral health and their overall health. Periodontal disease threatens oral health and leads to possible tooth loss. It also poses health risks and has been linked to serious disorders like heart disease, respiratory disease and stroke.
About the Bellingham General Dentist
Dr. Jeffrey Prager earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a Phi Beta Kappa Summa Cum Laude graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry where he was designated a Regents Scholar. Before beginning his practice, he completed his Dental General Practice Residency at Wadsworth-Brentwood Veterans
Administration Medical Center. Dr. Prager is dedicated to keeping pace with modern dental technology through the use of low-radiation digital x-rays, air abrasion technology, and computerized video imaging.
Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Prager
1420 King Street, Suite B Bellingham, WA 98229