Monroe, CT Periodontist Targets Severe Gum Disease Using New Laser Gum Treatment for Patients Who Do Not Want Traditional Gum Surgery

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The first FDA cleared laser treatment for gum disease, the LANAP Laser is a highly effective method for treating moderate to severe periodontal disease. LANAP does not require the use of a blade or sutures and causes very little recession of the gums with very little discomfort for the patient.

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Monroe, CT Periodontist, Dr. Richard Amato

Dr. Richard Amato, a periodontist specializing in implant dentistry in Monroe, CT, is now offering patients the LANAP Laser Dental Surgery for gum disease, which treats gum disease without scalpels or sutures. Countless studies and reports have been published recently highlighting the dangers of periodontal disease and the systemic effects they can have on the body. These dangers include an increased risk for heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and premature or low-birth-weight babies. However, despite the many dangers that gum disease may cause, many people are afraid to have their periodontal disease treated because the treatment is often painful and invasive.

Traditional periodontal treatments require the doctor to cut the gums in order to clean and treat the area. Many patients report moderate to severe pain following surgery and require days off of work in order to recover. And, because the gums are cut, traditional surgery may result in the gum line being reduced. Reducing the gum line can cause many aesthetic problems for the patient and may cause an increase in sensitivity to hot or cold.

The first FDA cleared laser treatment for gum disease, the LANAP Laser is a highly effective method for treating moderate to severe periodontal disease. LANAP does not require the use of a blade or sutures and is a minimally invasive procedure that causes very little recession of the gums and very little pain for the patient. The Laser works by operating at a wavelength that can tell the difference between diseased tissue and healthy tissue and essentially zaps away the periodontal disease! And, because the laser is so selective, Dr. Amato has seen fantastic, predictable long-term results.

As a leading periodontist in Connecticut, Dr. Richard Amato 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 dental implants, implant supported dentures, LANAP laser dentistry, and Piezosurgery.

Dr. Amato was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Stony Brook University where he was awarded with the School of Dental Medicine Department of Periodontics Award for Excellence in Periodontology. He earned his periodontics certification from Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. He has been in practice in Monroe, CT for 22 years.

You can visit http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com or call (203) 712-0917 to learn more about LANAP or dental implants. Dr. Amato’s office is located at 324 Elm Street, Suite 103A in Monroe, CT 06468.

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