Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) October 28, 2012
Lindsay B. Eastman is a Bradenton periodontist who now offers a less invasive option for gum treatment than traditional gum surgery. He understands the fear that many patients have in regards to dental procedures. Aggressive treatments for periodontal disease have the tendency to cause high anxiety levels in patients. This is perhaps why such a small percentage of the millions who suffer from gum disease actually seek gum disease treatment. With the advent of the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for treatment of gum or periodontal disease, Dr. Eastman is hoping to see the trend reverse itself.
Understanding the actual LANAP procedure may help patients realize that it is minimally invasive and causes little, if any, pain. The procedure begins with Dr. Eastman checking the pocket depths between the gums and the teeth. This is where the bacteria causing the disease reside. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser utilizes pulsating light to destroy the bacteria and to eliminate diseased gum tissue. The doctor then removes tarter or calcium deposits on the teeth. The laser is then used to help the healthy tissue re-attach to the tooth root.
Only one percent of dental professionals in the country are trained on this procedure. As a Bradenton periodontist, Dr. Eastman treats patients from all over the state who wish to have this procedure done. Patients who are concerned about needing to take time off of work for a traditional gum disease treatment procedure will be glad to know that most patients can return to their normal activity levels the same day as the procedure.
Treating gum disease is very important not only for one's dental health but for the sake of one's overall health. The new LANAP procedure is FDA cleared and doesn't require scalpels to cut away the diseased gums. People who were afraid of the pain that might be experienced during treatment may now be able to feel more comfortable with this treatment option. Learn more about gum disease treatment at http://www.bradenton-periodontist.com.
Lindsay B. Eastman, DDS, MS, PA is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Bradenton, FL since 1980. Dr. Eastman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University Dental School where he completed his Graduate training in Periodontics and his Masters of Science in Oral Biology. He received his Post-Graduate specialty training in Surgical Placement of Implants from Northwestern University Dental School, and completed Business Management Training from Pride Institute. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Eastman and his dental services visit his website at http://www.bradenton-periodontist.com and call (941) 792-3899.