Treat Your Gum Disease with Laser Technology

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Don’t let gum disease overtake your smile. If you have red, puffy or bleeding gums, seek treatment sooner rather than later. While early gum disease (gingivitis) is easily and conservatively treated, more advanced periodontal disease can cause major threats to your oral health and body health.

Don’t worry; if you failed to recognize and treat your gingivitis, there are advanced and non-surgical therapies available to help your gum infection. Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry proudly offers laser gum disease treatment.

How Lasers Address Gum Disease

Laser periodontics can be used as an alternative or adjunct to traditional periodontal surgery. A special dental laser uses concentrated light and specific wavelengths to remove diseased and inflamed gum tissue from the pocket as well as disease-causing bacteria. The laser is uniquely designed to only remove diseased tissue and leave healthy tissues intact. When using laser gum disease treatment, patients can take advantage of several benefits:

  • Less discomfort
  • Quicker recovery time
  • No bleeding
  • Highly precise, better results

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we proudly offer the Fotona Lightwalker Laser as an innovative and award-winning dental laser technology. When it comes to treating your gum disease that is not reversed with better brushing or a deep cleaning, laser treatment can be a welcome solution and help save your smile without invasive gum surgery.

Keep in mind that gum disease is an infection of your gums, but its consequences don’t always stay within your mouth. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and other overall health conditions. Get the advanced laser gum treatment you need, call our Charleston dental clinic today. We’ve invested in the latest dental technology to ensure your smile stays healthy with minimal disruption to your comfort and time.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
Matthew W. L.
The BEST dentist. Megan the hygienist is always so professional and thorough! Every time I have a visit here the staff from the front desk to back are always so efficient and courteous. Dr. McPherson is an amazing dentist and always takes time to explain everything in a way that makes sense. I will only go to Peninsula for all my dental needs!
Dana M.
Excellent staff and excellent experience from entering until leaving. Dr. McPherson is terrific!! Her assistant Kate is very knowledgeable and caring. I felt like I had two dentist attending to me. This was my first visit to this practice. I’ll always remain a patient due to my experience
John C.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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