East Dundee, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
Symptoms of periodontal disease include bad breath, bleeding when brushing or flossing, and even loose teeth that wiggle in the mouth. Despite the often-serious symptoms of periodontal disease, many people refuse to seek treatment because of the pain and discomfort associated with traditional gum disease treatments. However, the systemic effects associated with periodontal disease can be serious, including an increased risk for heart disease and stroke; avoiding treatment is not a realistic solution. Dr. Gregory Neu, a dentist in East Dundee, recently introduced the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease, a laser surgery that does not involve scalpels or sutures, as an alternative to traditional gum surgery.
Traditional periodontal disease treatments involve cutting the gums to access and clean the root of the tooth. The gums are then trimmed of the diseased tissue and sutured back in place. Recovery after periodontal surgery often takes weeks and many patients experience moderate to severe pain post-op. And, because the gums are trimmed, some gum recession may be noticeable after surgery. A lower gum line can lead to aesthetic issues as well as increased sensitivity to hot or cold.
The LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease does not use a scalpel or stitches. Instead, the laser treatment uses wavelengths of light that can tell the difference between diseased and healthy tissue. The laser light then zaps away the periodontal disease, leaving the healthy tissue unharmed. The LANAP procedure does not require the use of a blade or sutures and is a minimally invasive procedure that causes very little recession and very little postop discomfort to the patient. The LANAP laser is the first FDA cleared laser treatment for periodontal disease and allows Dr. Neu to see fantastic, predictable long-term results.
As a leading dentist in Illinois, Dr. Gregory Neu believes in providing his patients with state-of-the-art dental care and has been trained extensively to provide his patients with such procedures as Lumineers, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, and LANAP.
Dr. Gregory Neu graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1985. He is an active member of the American Dental Association as well as the Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Neu has also received his Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry.