Christie Dentistry Adds Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

CALIFORNIA, Md.—Dr. Phillip Christie has joined a growing number of dental professionals who have received the necessary education and training to utilize the PerioLase MVP-7 and are actively performing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Dr. Christie utilizes this procedure to offer patients in California, MD treatment for gum disease. With millions of adults affected by gum disease each year, having additional treatment methods such as LANAP is crucial to maintain their dental health.

Unfortunately, many adults do not go to a dental professional for periodontal disease treatment, and this allows the gum disease to increase, causing additional dental health problems including bleeding or receding gums and even the loss of teeth.

The treatment for gum disease is straightforward. Dr. Christie first utilizes a probe to determine the depth of the pockets between the teeth and the gums. The laser is then used to eliminate or kill the bacteria and dissolve the gum tissue that has become diseased, and to denature the calculus deposits. The calculus is removed with another tool and then the laser is again used to help the remaining gum tissue attach to the root.

When patients receive treatment for gum disease they not only improve their dental health, but they also decrease their risk for other health problems such as heart disease. Because the new LANAP treatment is only minimally invasive, Dr. Christie hopes more patients will seek treatment sooner rather than later.

Christie Dentistry is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for California, Maryland. Dr. Phillip M. Christie graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1986, and he received the Mastership Award presented by the Academy of General Dentistry. This award (earned by just 2,200 dentists worldwide) is presented to those who have completed over 1,100 hours of continuing education courses in 18 disciplines. Dr. Christie and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Christie Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at and call (301) 880-1052.

Source: Christie Dentistry

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