Dr Brent Bartruff is a proud graduate of the University of Florida. He graduated in 1994 with honors with his Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He then completed his DMD in 1998 from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and continued to specialize in Periodontology, graduating in 2001 from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Bartruff is an active member of the ADA (American Dental Society), the AAP (American Academy of Periodontlogy), the FDA (Florida Dental Association), the OWDS (Okaloosa Walton Dental Society) which he has previously held the position of President, and the Fort Walton Beach All Sports Association. He is also a past member of the Rotary Club of Destin.
When you visit our office, your dental health is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health. We acknowledge there are multiple questions and concerns that seeing a periodontist can present. It is common that you may have some apprehension about they treatment that you will require.
Part of our commitment to serving you, our patients, includes providing information that helps you to make more informed decisions about your oral health needs. Our knowledgeable staff will be here to help you every step of the way from your initial paperwork to creating an appropriate treatment plan and assisting with budgeting and making your time with our office as pleasant as possible. We understand that every patient is different and your treatment plan will be created specific to your needs.
Dr. J. Brent Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL offers his patients the most cutting edge technology in gum disease treatment. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, also known as LANAP, is breakthrough technology changing the way dental professionals treat moderate to advanced gum disease. We have outlined below the most frequently asked questions about LANAP.
A: Gum disease is an infection in your gums starting with plaque buildup that hardens to form tartar. When these substances collect on your teeth, it enables bacteria to accumulate and produce toxins that can lead to the breakdown of soft tissue and bone. Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease and is characterized by loss of bone and supporting structures.
A: LANAP eliminates bacteria and diseased tissue, improves gum health, and engages the regeneration of bone. The laser treatment uses the least invasive technique, meaning faster healing of your gums and often minimal to no gum recession resulting from treatment.
A: Laser gum surgery is offered by Dr. Bartruff who is specifically trained to administer the procedure. The FDA has cleared the use of the PerioLase MVP-7 based on its safety and effectiveness in reengineering your gums.
A: If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure and whether or not it is the correct treatment for your situation, contact Dr. Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL to discuss all of the options available to you. Dr. Bartruff is a professional who will recommend the most ideal treatment to you based upon his evaluation of your situation.