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Jacksonville, FL Periodontist, Dr. Richard E. Aguila, Offers Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

Dr. Richard E. Aguila, a periodontist with Contemporary Implant Dentistry & Periodontics, now uses the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) to treat gum or periodontal disease. Patients in Jacksonville that have been concerned about gum disease treatment and have a fear of going under the scalpel may appreciate this technologically advanced protocol that utilizes lasers. The procedure is designed to target and remove diseased gum tissue and the bacteria that cause gum disease without adversely affecting healthy gums.

Dr. Aguila has joined only one percent of all dental professionals in the country that have become trained and certified to use LANAP. Patients travel to Jacksonville for this procedure that is 95 percent effective in removing periodontal disease from a patient's mouth.

The first step is for the periodontist to measure the depth of the pockets between the gums and the teeth so that the PerioLase MVP-7 laser can be used most effectively. The laser kills bacteria and removes the affected gum tissue. Ultrasonic scalers are then used to clean off the plaque that has accumulated below the gum line. Next, the laser forms clotting as the gums are packed against the roots of the teeth so that sutures are not necessary. During the procedure, the laser stimulates the jawbone to begin the natural regeneration process. Pain and discomfort are minimal and many patients are able to return to their normal activities within a day of having the procedure.

Statistics show that there are millions of adults in America suffering from gum disease. Without proper treatment serious dental problems can occur. In addition, the disease has been scientifically linked to serious health issues such as diabetes, respiratory illness, and heart disease. Patients who opt for LANAP may be able to reduce one of the factors that contribute to such illnesses. Information about LANAP for gum disease treatment is available at

Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Jacksonville, FL since 2010. Dr. Aguila received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Chemistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. He completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center- San Diego. He practiced general dentistry in the Navy for six years before pursuing his specialty training in periodontics and dental implant surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. During this time he obtained his Certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Health Sciences with honors. Dr. Aguila has been practicing periodontics and dental implant surgery exclusively since 2001. He 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 Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S and his dental services visit his website at and call (904) 638-7980.

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