Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants Provides Minimally Invasive Gum Disease Treatment to Chattanooga, TN

Friday, December 13, 2019 Dental News
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The periodontists at Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants offer patients in need of gum disease treatment minimally invasive LANAP® laser care. With LANAP, treatment for gum disease in Chattanooga, TN has been made gentler and more effective.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Periodontists Drs. Charles Felts and Elizabeth Felts Randall help patients suffering from gum disease in Chattanooga, TN receive gentle care through modern, minimally invasive laser dentistry. By incorporating LANAP® laser gum disease treatment into their practice, Drs. Felts and Randall provide effective gum disease care without the need for scalpels, sutures, or invasive discomfort.

LANAP is revolutionary for treating gum disease with a simple, gentle laser light that can both eliminate the infection and heal the gums. There are no painful, anxiety-inducing tools required for this procedure. Patients who typically fear drills, needles, scalpels, or dental sounds and smells have been found to have a much more comfortable experience with LANAP.

Drs. Felts and Randall use the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, the only FDA cleared laser for gum disease treatment. The LANAP treatment works by removing diseased gum tissue and leaving healthy cells undisrupted. This allows new and healthy gum tissue to reattach to the tooth root, reducing the risk of bone and tooth loss. The technique kills up to 99 percent of disease-causing bacteria without any cutting or sutures.

"LANAP is effective against the bacteria that causes gum disease and against inflamed infected tissue," Dr. Felts explains. "This doesn't remove any of your healthy gum, it removes only the diseased gum and kills the bacteria that causes gum disease. Because it is a very small area and is targeted specifically, there is not nearly as much post-operative discomfort, and the laser light encourages post-operative healing of the gums."

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissues by bacteria that is not cleaned away. These bacteria make the gums red, swollen, easy to bleed, and cause gums to pull away from the teeth, often leading to tooth sensitivity and loose teeth. If not properly cleansed, gum disease can advance to eventually cause complete tooth loss and can even spread infection to other parts of the body. Periodontists like Drs. Felts and Randall are experienced and trained in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of gum disease in order to save patient smiles and overall health.

In addition to leading periodontal care, Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants offers patients dental implant placement, occlusal adjustment, and oral plastic surgery. With these procedures, Drs. Felts and Randall can help patients rebuild their mouth to improve both aesthetics and function. Patients who suffer from dental fear can also receive modern sedation dentistry to relive pain and dental anxiety. This includes soothing IV sedation, which both periodontists are certified to administer.

Those looking to treat gum disease in Chattanooga, TN can connect with periodontists Drs. Felts and Randall for a LANAP consultation. The office can be reached to schedule an appointment by calling 423-756-2450 or by visiting

About the Periodontists

Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants offers specialty dental care for patients in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Charles Felts III has been practicing as a periodontist for over 30 years. A published specialist and frequent lecturer, Dr. Felts has also served as the President of numerous organizations including the Southern Academy of Periodontology and the Tennessee Society of Periodontists. Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Felts Randall earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with high distinction from the University of Kentucky and attended a three-year Periodontology residency program at the University of Alabama. Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology who enjoy forming lasting relationships with patients in the Chattanooga area. Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants conveniently offers LANAP® laser gum treatment, TeethXpress® full arch dental implants, bone grafting, and oral plastic surgery. To learn more about Drs. Felts and Randall or the services they offer, visit or call 423-756-2450 to schedule a consultation.


SOURCE Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants

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