(PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Dr. Schroer of Williamsburg Periodontics is now fully certified and trained on the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for gum disease treatment. Only one percent of dental professionals are able to offer this FDA cleared procedure to their patients for the treatment of periodontal disease. LANAP is minimally invasive and utilizes the specially designed PerioLase MVP-7 laser to perform dental surgery. The results include the removal of the disease from the mouth, leaving behind healthy gum tissue so that recession is less of a problem.
Dr. Schroer stays up on current dental technologies so that he can provide patients with improved dental techniques. LANAP is a highly advanced method of dental surgery that does not require a scalpel. The laser targets and kills bacteria and gum tissue that has been infected without removing the healthy gum tissue or harming teeth in any way.
The bone around the roots of the teeth is stimulated to regenerate, which can result in more teeth being saved. Gum tissue is compacted against the root and clotting is stimulated so that a seal between the gums and teeth roots is created. This means that traditional sutures are not needed to hold the gums in place.
With gum disease reaching epidemic proportions among American adults, more treatment options can mean the difference between patients seeking treatment or not. Only a small percentage of those affected seek treatment, which leaves the others at risk, not only for oral problems such as receding gums and tooth loss, but also for serious diseases such as diabetes, stroke, respiratory issues and heart problems. Proper oral health is a key to the overall health of a person, and treating gum disease is an important part of maintaining oral health. More information on the LANAP procedure is available at http://www.williamsburgperiodontics.com.
Williamsburg Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Michael Schroer has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and he graduated from Dental School at the University of Missouri. He earned his degree in Periodontics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Schroer 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 Williamsburg Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.williamsburgperiodontics.com.