Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Dr. Wayne A. Gouvion, a dentist specializing in gum disease treatments in Irvine, CA, is now offering patients the LANAP Laser Gum Treatment 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! Because the laser is so selective, Dr. Gouvion has seen fantastic, predictable long-term results.
As a leading dentist in California, Dr. Wayne Gouvion 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. Gouvion graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1967, and spent two years as a U.S. Navy Dentist before making Irvine, CA, his home. You can visit http://irvinelanap.com or call (949) 407-6238 to learn more about LANAP or dental implants. Dr. Gouvion’s office is located at 18124 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612.