Blog - LANAP: Laser Gum Surgery

  • Gum Disease is the Hulk, LANAP is Chuck Norris

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 26, 2013

    My friend and dentist/blogging colleague of Saginaw, MI, Dr. Alan Mead wrote an article early in 2013 in which he compared Gum Disease to the Hulk.  It’s really a cool article, which I recommend you read in full, but I’ll paraphrase it here: Gum disease is caused by a combination of bad bacteria, poor dental […]

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  • Drug for Osteoporosis May Help Treat Gum Disease

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 13, 2010

    It’s fascinating to see the kinds of studies that are being done by different universities and drug companies, because sometimes you get a rather unexpected result.  In this case, researchers at the University of Michigan found that a drug made by Eli Lily, Forteo (generic name teriparatide) seems to actually help regenerate bone in jaws […]

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  • Another Fabulous LANAP Experience

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 9, 2010

    Can Gum Surgery Work and Actually Be Comfortable? Well, to answer that question, let me tell you about a recent patient who found us online through my website devoted to LANAP, aka Laser Periodontal TherapyTM, which is www.LaserDentistCharlotte.com.  Remarkably, he drove over 4 hours to see us from just north of Myrtle Beach, SC because […]

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  • The Southern Women’s Show from a Dentist’s View

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 17, 2010

    Well, it’s been almost 2 whole days for Smiles by Payet Dentistry here at the SWS, and it’s been a blast.  Admittedly, as a happily married guy, I’ve probably not enjoyed it as much as the women or as if I were single 🙂 , but it’s been a blast as an exhibitor for the […]

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  • Saving Teeth from Gum Disease and the Trash Can – Ain’t This Awesome?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 19, 2010

    Having practiced dentistry now for 12 years, I’ve seen a lot of different stuff, tried different technologies, different techniques, etc.  Most of it works pretty well, some of it we discard and look for something new or better, and occasionally we scrap the new and return to the tried-and-true techniques and methods that have been […]

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  • Six-Month Braces if you have Gum Disease? YES!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 13, 2010

    Patients with periodontal (gum) disease often end up being very embarrassed about their smiles, because as the disease progresses and more bone is lost, the teeth start drifting.  It’s not uncommon to see the teeth flared out with a lot of spaces between them, or the bottom front teeth really crowded as the teeth shifted […]

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