Leading Local Periodontist Brings Modern Laser Gum Surgery to Houston Patients
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
As a periodontist, a dentist specializing in the gums, Dr. J. Robert Friedberg sees all stages of gum disease every day. Despite the warnings of their dentists, most of Dr. Friedberg’s patients have neglected to brush and floss regularly and as a result have developed moderate to severe periodontal disease. Gum disease has many warning signs, such as puffy or swollen gums, receding gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing. However, there are no warning signs of the effects gum disease may have on the rest of the body. Gum disease has been linked with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and premature childbirth. Dr. Friedberg is a periodontal specialist who knows how to treat periodontal disease but is aware that for many patients, treatment is not always pleasant. That is why he brought the LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery treatment for periodontal disease to his practice.
Traditional periodontal disease treatments require the doctor to cut the gums in order to thoroughly clean the root of the tooth and remove the periodontal disease infection. However, such procedures can be invasive and many patients avoid at all costs the dental surgery necessary to treat their gum disease.
“There is a lot of fear associated with gum disease treatments,” said Dr. Friedberg. “However, it can not be stressed enough how important it is to seek treatment. Gum disease has been proven to make diabetes harder to control, to increase your risk for heart disease or stroke, and to make it harder to lose weight.”
The LANAP® Laser Gum Surgery treatment option allows Dr. Friedberg to bring the mouth to a complete state of health without the scalpels or sutures of traditional surgery. The LANAP® Laser, the only FDA cleared dental laser for gum surgery, works by utilizing frequencies of light that are able to tell the difference between diseased and healthy gum tissue. The laser light essentially zaps away the periodontal disease leaving behind only the healthy gum tissue. The procedure is minimally invasive and most patients do not usually require any time off of work. LANAP® causes minimal discomfort but allows Dr. Friedberg to get tremendous, predictable results.
As leading periodontist in Houston, Dr. Friedberg has been extensively trained to provide advanced procedures such as: dental implants, periodontal plastic surgery, bone and gum grafting, and LANAP(r).
Dr. J. Robert Friedberg earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut where he also completed his three year residency in periodontology. Dr. Friedberg has been commended for outstanding care by the American Academy of Periodontology, the International College of Dentists, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the American Associaton of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.