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How Our Asheville, NC Periodontists Can Help You


Laser periodontal surgery is today’s leading choice among a growing number of patients with moderate to severe gum disease. Dr. Glenn J. Shefter and Dr. Greg S. Fertik in Hendersonville, Asheville, and Brevard provide the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) which is minimally painful, extremely effective, and offers remarkable therapeutic benefits that traditional surgery does not.

Traditional Periodontal Surgery vs. LANAP®

No Cut, No Sew, No Fear oral surgeon in Asheville, NCPeriodontal surgery of the past with a periodontist in the Asheville, NC region consisted of using a scalpel to gain access to diseased tissue. With traditional periodontal surgery, a scalpel is used to cut the gums so that they can be rolled back and the bacteria and diseased tissue underneath removed. Additional gum tissue is often lost in the process, which can cause discomfort. Bone grafts are commonly performed to reconnect the soft tissue to the tooth root surfaces. Stiches are also needed to keep the gum tissue intact until it heals, and some gum recession and tooth root exposure often results.

For patients with moderate to severe gum disease, periodontal surgery with Dr. Shefter and Dr. Fertik is remarkably different. They use a revolutionary dental laser called PerioLase® MVP-7™ to perform LANAP®. FDA cleared and backed by research, it is one of the most trusted and well documented lasers available to treat gum disease. No more cutting, no more stitches, no more heavy anesthetics or pain medication. Laser periodontal surgery is unique in its ability to identify and eliminate bacteria between the teeth and gums without harming the healthy tissue that the scalpel inevitably destroys. So there is minimal pain, less bleeding and little to no gum recession resulting from treatment. LANAP® also delivers other predictable outcomes and long term results, including new bone growth around existing teeth. Laser is proven to generate new bone growth so that your teeth can regain the support they need to stay strong and healthy.

Advanced gum disease requires advanced periodontal surgery with a reputable periodontist in the Asheville, NC area. For gentle, state of the art gum disease treatment, consider LANAP® with Dr. Shefter and Dr. Fertik. Please call us today for your friendly, personalized consultation.



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