Gum Disease Laser Therapy in the Virgin Islands

At VI Dental Center, our team is prepared to answer all questions pertaining to Gum Disease. We offer procedures that gently remove harmful germs and diseased tissue to keep your smile healthy. We can also answer your questions about the different dental specialties and explain your options for treatment.

What Is Gum Disease Laser Therapy?

VI Dental Center is proud to announce the addition of the LANAP protocol, a laser treatment for gum disease, to their practice in St. Thomas and St. Croix. Duanne W. Jones, DDS and Richard Long, DDS have completed proficiency training on the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser and is now certified to offer this procedure.

The LANAP® Protocol is the only FDA cleared laser treatment to regenerate bone and tissue loss from gum disease. We know gum disease if left untreated can lead to many issues and ultimately tooth loss. That’s why our practice uses LANAP® because it is a gentle laser treatment that is scientifically proven to work.

The gum disease procedure is less painful and promotes regeneration of gum tissue. There is very little down time after treatment and healing is perceived to be more comfortable and faster using this laser treatment.

LANAP® is the patient-friendly minimally invasive gum disease treatment!


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What Are the Benefits of Gum Disease Laser Therapy?

  1. Comfort: With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!
  2. Reduced Risk of Infection: The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.
  3. Anesthesia Limited or Eliminated: Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic spray is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.

Do I Need Gum Disease Laser Therapy?

Dr. Jones and Dr. Long can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy, osseous surgery, and gum grafting. Dr. Jones and Dr. Long are also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseases areas in a virtually painless way. This method also encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used as opposed to traditional surgery.

Learn More About LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatments

At VI Dental Center we’re happy to answer all your questions and keep you informed about the treatment options we offer!

It’s our mission to get you a beautiful, healthy smile. We use LANAP laser gum disease treatment to make treating your gum disease quicker, easier, and minimally invasive. Learn more by downloading the brochure, browsing the FAQ’s or contact us if you have additional questions!

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