Laser Gum Therapy

Many people avoid gum disease treatment because traditional methods hurt and recovery is long and inconvenient.

However, with LANAP® laser gum treatment, Drs. Roger Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart in Jackson, MScan provide effective and far less painful treatment for gum disease.

Why should patients throughout Clinton and Ridgeland consider LANAP surgery?

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Advanced Treatment


Gum disease is a common problem…

Video: Laser Gum Treatment Can Eliminate Periodontal Disease

The periodontists at Periodontal Specialists of Jackson, P.A., explain the basics of laser gum treatment. They use this advanced technique to treat periodontal disease with no cutting or stitching, and minimal bleeding. Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart are able to provide longer-lasting results and healthier smiles with laser gum treatment.

Why Patients Choose Laser Gum Surgery in Jackson:

  • LANAP® gum disease treatment involves no cutting
  • Keep your own teeth – the laser stimulates bone regrowth
  • No heavy bleeding – the PerioLase® MVP-7™ finds and kills bacteria on the spot
  • Recovery is fast – get back to living in 24 hours or less
  • No receding gums – laser gum surgery leaves your healthy tissue alone.
  • Less tooth sensitivity 
  • Results are lasting and more predictable with laser gum disease treatment
  • LANAP® grows bone – this laser gum surgery is scientifically proven to stimulate bone growth around your existing teeth.

Call Jackson periodontists Dr. Parkes and Dr. Stewart today for a consultation about laser gum surgery in Jackson – because you deserve it. 

Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol

illustration of steps of LANAP@ Protocol

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) laser gum surgery in Jackson with periodontists Dr. Roger Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart is the gentler, more convenient way to get healthy gums again. Some local anesthetic and about two hours of your time is all takes to treat gum disease with laser gum surgery. Most Jackson patients even resume normal activity the same day.

LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery with Jackson periodontists Drs. Parkes and Stewart:

  1. Assessing gum pocket depth. Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will use a probe to determine how deep your gum pockets are and how much connective tissue has is detached from the roots of your teeth. 
  2. Killing bacteria. The next step of your laser gum surgery is to target and destroy the bacteria inside your gum pockets. Thin pulses of laser energy are aimed into your pockets to kill bacteria on the spot. Your healthy tissue stays behind so it can reconnect to your tooth’s root surfaces. 
  3. Tackling tarter/calculus. Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart now uses the laser to break up the hardened tarter/calculus around your teeth and then removes the particles with little ultrasonic scalers. 
  4. Creating clots. The laser is used again to stir bits of tissue, bone and tooth root just enough to thicken some blood and make some clots. The blood clots are made to provide a protective barrier around your teeth as your gums heal. 
  5. Compressing the gums. During this stage of your laser gum surgery, the Jackson periodontist simply compresses your healthy soft tissue to the root surfaces of your teeth and heals begins naturally – no stitches necessary. 
  6. Correcting your bite. The last step of your laser gum surgery is to adjust your bite so that your teeth are comfortable when you chew and speak. This step is particularly important if you have any bone loss.

That’s all there it to it! Your LANAP® laser gum surgery with Jackson periodontist Dr. Parkes is finished, but your results will continue for years to come. Call Drs. Parkes and Stewart today for a laser gum surgery consultation.

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

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes, Dr. R. Clarke Stewart, and Dr, Jamie Howard, 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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