Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
Yasmin Majid, D.D.S, P.C., now treats patients suffering from gum disease with the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Utilizing LANAP she eliminates the bacteria and unhealthy tissue without causing harm to the healthy tissue. This minimally invasive procedure is FDA cleared and has been tested for its effectiveness in periodontal disease treatment. Most patients feel little discomfort and are able to go back to work shortly after having the procedure done.
Having joined an elite group of dental professionals certified to utilize the LANAP procedure, Dr. Majid uses the PerioLase MVP-7 laser to selectively eliminate the disease from the mouth. The treatment begins with the measurement of the depth of the periodontal pockets where the bacteria reside. Thse measurements give Dr. Majid information on the amount of detachment that has occurred. The pulsing laser light kills the bacteria and removes the unhealthy gum tissue. Calculus or tartar is removed from the tooth root with the help of ultrasonic scalers. The PerioLase MVP-7 is used for the stimulation of bone, root and gum tissue. The blood clots around the teeth and the gums are then compressed against the root so that sutures are not required to hold the gums in place. If necessary, the bite may be adjusted.
Over 100 million Americans are estimated to have gum disease. However, only a small percentage of them actually seek periodontal disease treatment. Whether they are afraid of traditional dental procedures that use a scalpel to cut away the diseased tissue or they have heard that the recovery period requires several days off of work, they put off getting the necessary treatment. With the LANAP procedure, the laser does the work instead of a scalpel and healing time is much faster.
Most people don't realize that gum disease has been connected to serious complications with overall health, including heart disease, respiratory issues and pancreatic cancer. By maintaining good oral health, one is helping to keep the whole body healthy. To learn more about periodontal disease and its connection to other health issues, or to learn more about the LANAP procedure, visit http://www.washingtonlaserdentistry.com.
Yasmin Majid, D.D.S, P.C. is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for Washington DC. Dr. Majid studied at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. She performed her post-graduate training in general dentistry and minor oral surgery at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC. She has earned a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at Howard University College of Dentistry. She 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 Yasmin Majid, D.D.S., P.C. and her dental services visit her website at http://www.washingtonlaserdentistry.com.