Clermont, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
Dr. Jesus Perez, a dentist in Clermont, FL, sees advanced stages of periodontal disease every day. He introduced the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease into his practice so that he can treat the gum disease with minimal pain and minimal discomfort. Recent studies have linked gum disease with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and low birth-weight or premature babies. However, despite the large population with the disease and the harmful effects it can have on the body, many who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease refuse to seek treatment because traditional periodontal disease treatments require the use of a scalpel and sutures.
Traditional periodontal disease treatments require the use of a scalpel and stitches. During the procedure, the dentist will cut the gums in order to thoroughly clean the root of the tooth. The surrounding gum tissue is then trimmed of the disease and sutured back in place. Because the gums are cut, many patients report a lower gum line after surgery, which can lead to aesthetic issues as well as an increased sensitivity to hot or cold. After the surgery, several days off of work may be required to recover and the patient may experience moderate to severe pain.
The LANAP Laser Treatment allows Dr. Perez to treat his patient’s gum disease without the pain of traditional gum surgery. The LANAP Laser Treatment works without scalpels and without sutures, instead using wavelengths of light that can tell the difference between diseased and healthy tissue. The laser essentially zaps away the bacteria that causes gum disease and causes very little gum recession and very little patient discomfort. With the LANAP Laser, Dr. Perez is able to treat periodontal disease before it leads to tooth and bone loss but using a more comfortable procedure than traditional gum surgery. This minimally invasive procedure is the first FDA cleared treatment for gum disease and has been shown to provide measurable, predictable results.
A leading dentist in Clermont, Dr. Jesus Perez has been extensively trained to provide his patients with the latest in state-of-the-art procedures such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and LANAP.
Dr. Jesus Perez was raised in Clermont, attending Clermont Middle school and High School before attending the University of Florida. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the best possible care and works continuously to stay abreast of the latest innovations in dentistry.