Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 01, 2012
More than 13 million people experience tooth loss in their lifetime caused by periodontal disease. Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, bleeding after brushing or flossing, receding gums, and chronic bad breath. However, despite the warning signs, many people do not know they have gum disease or have not been diagnosed. And, many who have been diagnosed, refuse to seek treatment because traditional periodontal disease treatments can be invasive and painful. Dr. Michael Marcus, a dentist in Chicago, recently introduced LANAP Laser Gum Surgery to his practice, a procedure that treats periodontal disease without scalpels or sutures.
Recent studies have linked Periodontal Disease with heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and low birth-weight or premature babies. However, despite the health complications gum disease may cause, many people fear seeking treatment for gum disease because traditional treatments can be invasive and painful. Traditional gum surgery requires the doctor to cut the gums in order to clean the area. After the procedure, many people experience moderate to severe pain and many require days off of work in order to recover. And, because the surgery requires cutting of the gums, many patients will experience receding gums as the diseased tissue is cut away.
Dr. Michael Marcus believes there is a better way to treat periodontal gum disease. “My focus is on your dental health and well-being. Not just a beautiful smile but a healthy mouth,” says Dr. Marcus. “Since I began using the LANAP Laser in my practice, I’ve seen amazing results. The LANAP Laser has enabled me to save teeth that I would have previously deemed helpless. I’m now able to save my patients natural teeth and bring their mouths back to a complete state of health.”
The revolutionary LANAP Laser Gum Treatment works by operating at a wavelength that can tell the difference between diseased tissue and healthy tissue and essentially zaps away the periodontal disease. The laser does not require the use of a blade or sutures and is a minimally invasive procedure that causes very little gum recession and very little discomfort to the patient. Not only does it increase patient comfort, it is also provides Dr. Marcus with fantastic, predictable long-term results.
Marcus Dental Practice is a dental office providing patients personalized dental care and implant dentistry for Chicago, Illinois for over 50 years. As a father-son team, David and Michael Marcus strive to continue their dental education and are both members of the American Dental Association. They aim to provide dentistry in all dimensions as part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Marcus Dental Practice and their dental services visit their website at http://www.marcuslaserdentistry.com or call (312) 241-1328.