(PRWEB) December 10, 2012
Dr. Walter L Wood of First Coast Periodontics, P.A., utilizes the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure periodontal disease treatment method for patients with gum disease. The advanced procedure is performed with a selective laser that only targets diseased gum tissue and bacteria. The laser is not absorbed by healthy tissue, water or bone, so they are not affected by it. This allows for more healthy gum tissue to be left in the mouth and reduces the incidence of receding gums.
Because adults in America with gum disease number in the millions, the disease is reaching epidemic proportions. As a periodontist who works to eradicate the disease, Dr. Wood has become certified on the new LANAP procedure and now offers it to patients as an alternative to traditional periodontal disease treatment methods. Only one percent of practicing dental professionals are certified on this procedure, which limits 99 percent of dental practitioners to using only the traditional scalpel when treating patients.
Dr. Wood knows the majority of people with gum disease are not receiving treatment, possibly out of fear of pain associated with traditional methods of treatment or out of limited time off of work. With the new LANAP protocol, patients can often return to work the same day the procedure is done. In addition, the laser uses bio stimulation to help minimize pain and most patients feel little, if any, discomfort during the procedure.
The periodontist begins the LANAP procedure by measuring the pocket depths with a probe and then uses the PerioLase MVP-7 laser to eliminate bacteria and disintegrate unhealthy tissue. Tartar in the pocket areas is removed and the gums are compressed against the teeth and roots. The laser stimulates the bone and aids in clotting to seal the gums to the teeth for better healing. The patient's bite may also be adjusted as needed. Gum or periodontal disease must be treated for both oral health and overall health. To learn more about periodontal disease treatment methods such as LANAP, visit http://www.jacksonville-periodontist.com.
First Coast Periodontics, P.A. is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for Jacksonville, Florida for over 22 years. Dr. Walter Wood received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University; graduated from Dental School at the University of Florida; and received his certificate in Periodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Wood is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. First Coast Periodontics is a practice limited to periodontics, including dental implants. To learn more about First Coast Periodontics and their dental services or dental implant cost visit their website at http://www.jacksonville-periodontist.com or call (904) 416-1436.