At High Point Periodontics, Dr. Lanier specializes in the care of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. We strive to provide a pleasant, relaxing and caring environment. We welcome you to the practice, and will answer any questions and concerns regarding your health.
Dr. Lanier has been a practicing periodontist for more than 20 years. She provides the best care possible by using state-of-the-art equipment. For example, Dr. Lanier provides laser gum surgery as an option to patients to treat periodontal disease, compared to the more traditional osseous surgery. This procedure, called LANAP™, does not require a scalpel or sutures, and has less than a 24 hour recovery period.
People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontitis, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease. Most commonly, gum disease develops when plaque is allowed to build up along and under the gum line.
“Our purpose is to provide quality care in an enjoyable environment utilizing the latest technology. We will educate our patients and provide individualized personal care in an efficient and patient friendly manner.”
If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, or have any of these symptoms, you’re not alone. In the U.S., 64.7 Million Americans currently have some form of gum disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to a more serious disease resulting in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward. Dr. Lanier and her staff are here to help you. Please give our office a call to set up an appointment for our High Point or Lexington locations.
Dr. Lanier was born in Lexington, North Carolina. She received her Dental Hygiene degree at Guilford Technical Institute before obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Dental Education from UNC at Chapel Hill.
She is now celebrating 30 years in practice as a Periodontist. Over the years, Dr. Lanier has served as President of the Third District of NC Dental Society, Davidson County, and High Point Dental Societies, and the North Carolina Society of Periodontics. In addition, she is a member of the American Dental Association, the Southern and American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Lanier was newly re-elected by her collogues to serve a second term on the North Carolina Board of Dentistry, and was recently nominated President.