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Laser Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease caused by bacteria and plaque can lead to gum infection and tooth loss. Surgical treatments can be invasive and painful.

Drs. Roger B. Parkes and Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. use laser gum therapy that is precise and comfortable.

Can laser gum therapy, or LANAP®, at our Jackson, MS, office eliminate your gum disease with little pain and reduced recovery time?

Dr. Parkes on the Laser Gum Therapy Difference

LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure) is a high-tech gum disease treatment that can resolve periodontal disease with no cutting,  stitching, or excessive bleeding. Thanks to LANAP, Drs. Parkes and Stewart can provide you with long-lasting periodontal and oral health at their state-of-the-art dental practice in Jackson, MS. Our dental team welcomes patients from Clinton and Ridgeland, MS, as well.

What If I Don't Get Laser Gum Therapy?

Without this virtually painless gum disease treatment, you may experience:

  • An infection that can damage your jawbone and teeth
  • Bleeding, swollen gums
  • Loosened teeth
  • Pain when you chew
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Health problems like heart disease or diabetes

Don't Delay
Laser Gum Therapy 


If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or think you may have it, contact Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. today for an advanced diagnostic exam to explore conservative, comfortable treatment through laser gum therapy.

6 Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy
vs. Traditional Surgery

Surgery to treat gum disease used to involve cutting away gum tissue with a scalpel, cleaning out bacteria beneath the gum line, and then stitching tissues back together. You won't experience that with laser gum therapy.

Less Pain

Because our doctors use the cutting-edge PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser rather than traditional scalpels, you can expect a more comfortable experience. 

Less Invasive

Our laser will instantly seal the incisions made in the treatment area, reducing bleeding and eliminating the need for stitches.

Less Recovery Time

In most cases, our patients can return to their normal routine after just 24 hours.

Less Swelling

Our laser has anti-inflammatory properties, so swelling around the teeth is greatly reduced after treatment.

Less Gum Recession/Bone Loss

LANAP removes less gum tissue than traditional surgery, which reduces gum recession during healing. Also, our laser stimulates bone growth, so your teeth stay rooted in place.

Fewer Future Treatments

According to Dr. Parkes, results from laser gum therapy last years longer than traditional gum surgery methods.

A "Phenomenal" Experience High Praise from Smiling Patients


Janice Walker


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My experience at Periodontal Associates was phenomenal. The minute I walked into clinic, I was made to feel welcomed and cared for. The staff is so friendly, as well as efficient. Dr. Stewart is very personable, and he did an amazing job with my gum grafts. I healed very quickly with minimal pain. I feel as if I have new friends. I highly recommend Periodontal Associates of Jackson.

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Sheron Lensing


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I am so thankful to Dr. Roger Parks for making me smile. I have always disliked my gummy smile and his expertise was amazing. I didn’t know I could do anything about it until I came to Periodontics of Jackson. His staff is great and so was my experience!

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Choose Us for Laser Gum Therapy

  • You'll get a post-treatment phone call from your doctor to make sure you're feeling OK.
  • Our team does everything possible to make you feel safe, welcomed, and at home. 
  • Our practice has provided advanced periodontal care to Jackson area patients since 1983.
  • You'll be treated like our staff would want to be treated at a dental office - with compassionate, high-quality care.
  • We accept many kinds of insurance and offer CareCredit® financing to help make treatment more affordable.

A Closer Look at Advanced LANAP Surgery

See how this conservative, minimally invasive procedure is performed.

The Laser Gum Therapy Procedure

Depending on your case, the procedure should only take about two hours.
Results from laser gum therapy typically last years longer than traditional gum surgery methods.
Results from laser gum therapy typically last years longer than traditional gum surgery methods.
After a numbing anesthetic is applied to your gums, your doctor will determine how deep your gum pockets are and how much connective tissue has detached from the roots of your teeth.
The laser will destroy bacteria inside your gum pockets, leaving healthy tissue behind so it reconnects to your roots. Hardened tartar that can trap bacteria is also broken up and removed.
The laser is then used to precisely create blood clots that form a protective barrier around your teeth during gum healing.
Next, healthy gum tissue is painlessly compressed to the root surfaces of your teeth so healing can begin. No stitches are involved.
The last step is to adjust your bite so your teeth are comfortable when you chew and speak. This is particularly important if you have bone loss.

Recovery from Laser Gum Therapy

Other than some mild soreness, you should feel fine within 24 hours. Over-the-counter meds can help with discomfort. Your doctor will give you a complete set of post-treatment instructions to follow.

Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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