Naples, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Despite the many studies that have reported a link between gum disease and heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and premature or low-birth-weight babies, many people remain reluctant or afraid to see a periodontist to have their gum disease treated. Traditional periodontal disease treatments can be painful and invasive, requiring days off of work for recovery. Dr. Timothy Davis, a Periodontist in Naples, FL, now offers patients the LANAP laser gum surgery that offers periodontal disease treatment without scalpels or sutures.
Traditional periodontal disease treatments require the doctor to cut the gums in order to clean and treat the area. Many patients report moderate to severe pain following the gum 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 may cause many aesthetic problems for the patient and may cause an increase in sensitivity to hot or cold.
The first FDA cleared laser gum disease treatment, 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 LANAP 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. Davis has seen fantastic, predictable long-term results.
“The LANAP Laser Surgery has completely revolutionized the field of periodontics, “ says Dr. Timothy Davis. “Before the dental laser our treatment options were limited and we were often unable to save teeth that we can now save thanks to the laser surgery. While we do have success with other treatments, the LANAP Laser is now my preferred treatment method because of its less invasive protocol and the predictable results I know I will see.”
Dr. Timothy S. Davis is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for Naples, Florida since 1989. Dr. Davis graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and his specialty training in Periodontics at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Davis is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal disease treatment. To learn more about Dr. Davis and his dental services visit his website at http://naplesperiodontist.com and call (239) 330-4996.