Woodbridge, VA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Dr. Elizabeth A. Tarpley, a Dentist in Woodbridge, VA is now offering the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, a less invasive surgery that treats periodontal disease. Although studies show that there is a direct link between gum disease and heart disease, premature or low birth-weight babies, and pancreatic cancer, many people are reluctant to seek treatment. LANAP, without using scalpels or sutures, treats gum disease.
Standard periodontal disease treatments require the doctor to cut the gums in order to clean and treat the area. Some patients report moderate to severe pain following traditional gum surgery and require one or more days off of work in order to recover. Since the gums are cut, traditional surgery may result in the gum line being reduced. Reducing the gum line may cause aesthetic problems for the patient and may cause an increase in sensitivity to hot or cold.
As the first FDA cleared laser gum disease treatment, the LANAP Laser therapy is a highly effective method for treating moderate to severe periodontal disease. LANAP does not require the use of a scalpel or sutures. It is a minimally invasive procedure that causes very little recession of the gums and very little discomfort for the patient. The LANAP therapy works by light operating at a wavelength that can differentiate between diseased tissue and healthy tissue. It essentially eliminates the bacteria responsible for periodontal disease.
Dr. Tarpley has an office located at 13625 Office Place, Suite 102 Woodbridge, VA 22192, and can be reached by phone at (572) 281-7545. Visit the practice on the internet at: