Dallas TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2012
Dr. Michael Neeley is one of only a small percentage of dental professionals offering the technologically advanced Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to patients suffering from gum disease. This new periodontal LANAP eliminates the need for scalpels to cut away diseased gum tissue or sutures to hold the remaining tissue in place. Instead, the PerioLase MVP-7 laser is used to remove the tissue and eradicate the bacteria.
Periodontal or gum disease affects millions of people each year and can cause serious dental problems. As bacteria collect in the pockets between the gums and the teeth, the infection affects the gums and can cause them to become painful, to bleed and eventually to recede. In addition, it can enter the bloodstream and impact other systems in the body. In fact, it has been linked to serious illnesses such as diabetes, low birth-weight babies and pancreatic cancer, to name a few. Because the disease usually progresses relatively slowly, it can be easily treated in the early states and there are more aggressive treatments that can be used for the advanced stages of the disease. Unless treatment is sought, the problem will continue to compound and a patient may not only have receding gums but may lose their teeth.
Dr. Neeley realizes that one of the reasons people do not seek appropriate treatment for periodontal disease is that they are afraid the treatment will be painful. The new LANAP is designed to reduce or even eliminate most of the pain associated with treatment. The laser is quite selective, which means that it can remove unhealthy or diseased tissue while leaving good, healthy tissue intact. One benefit to this is that there are fewer problems with receding gums with this procedure. In addition, the laser stimulates bone growth, which strengthens the jaw.
Up to 97 percent of the gum disease in a patient's mouth can be eliminated with a single LANAP treatment. Patients feel little discomfort or pain and are often able to return to normal daily activities the same day, so minimal downtime is required. The disease is removed from the mouth and a patient has a fresh start. More information about periodontal disease and the LANAP procedure can be located at http://www.dallasdds.net.
Michael Neeley, DDS, PA, is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for Dallas, TX. Dr. Neeley 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 Michael Neeley, DDS, PA, and his dental services visit his website at http://www.dallasdds.net and call (214) 306-9033.