Instead of using a scalpel, which cuts off both diseased and healthy tissue, LANAP uses a tiny laser that detects and removes only the diseased tissue around the gums.
Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Well-known periodontist, Dr. Stephen Kobernick, and his staff at The Art of Periodontics, are giving periodontal disease patients an alternative option to traditional gum surgery. This new dental surgery, called LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) heals periodontal diseases with minimal pain and discomfort to the patient, revolutionizing the way that periodontal disease is treated.
Periodontist, Dr. Stephen Kobernick, is thrilled to offer his patients a new and less painful procedure. Instead of using a scalpel, which cuts off both diseased and healthy tissue, LANAP uses a tiny laser that detects and removes only the diseased tissue around the gums. Once the majority of the diseased tissue has been dissolved by the laser, the area can then be cleaned and the laser is again used to remove any bacteria and remaining diseased tissue.
LANAP is the first laser-based treatment for periodontal disease to be cleared by the FDA and is considered a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Studies show that this laser gum surgery actually enables bone to regenerate itself around the teeth, causes very little bleeding, and will not cause lower gum lines.
About The Art of Periodontics and Dr. Stephen Kobernick:
Dr. Kobernick earned his doctorate in dental surgery in 1988 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He completed his specialty degree in Periodontics and Implant dentistry from the University of Alabama in 1990. Recently, he also completed training through the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry in preparation to be able to offer LANAP to his patients. Dr. Kobernick and his staff at The Art of Periodontics strive to deliver the best dental care possible to their patients in a caring environment. For more information on LANAP and the other dental services that Dr. Kobernick and the staff at The Art of Periodontist offers, please visit their website at http://clearwater-periodontist.com/.