Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Michael C. Stypula, DDS, MDS now has the ability to provide his patients who need periodontal disease treatment with the gentle Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. The LANAP utilizes laser technology, providing patients with a non-surgical option for their gum disease treatment. Many patients who have hesitated in the past, fearing surgery, can benefit from this developing technology.
Gum disease is a growing problem throughout the United States, and when this problem is left untreated it can play a role in the development of other health complications, such as heart disease and diabetes. For some patients, the severity of their gum disease problem may become so pronounced that the patients’ risk losing their teeth and eventually require dentures or dental implants. In spite of the seriousness of avoiding gum disease treatment, many people continue to ignore their gum disease problems. One prominent reason for this avoidance is a fear of surgery and the pain of recovery after the surgical procedure. Fearing their surgical options, patients expose themselves to increasingly uncomfortable and problematic gum disease problems.
Dr. Michael C. Stypula is currently offering his patients a less invasive form of periodontal disease treatment with the LANAP option. The LANAP method is the first laser treatment option to be cleared by the FDA and has proven over time to be a reliable and high quality form of treatment for periodontal disease. Patients who have worried in the past about suffering after surgery will be pleased to learn that this non-invasive method comes with little to no discomfort. Dr. Stypula’s patients can benefit from a reduction in pocket depths, recover from a potential loss of teeth and participate in a treatment procedure that can improve their overall periodontal health.
The laser operates by using a small amount of light energy that is focused between the tooth and the gums. With the use of the light energy, diseased tissue, tartar and bacteria are removed. The LANAP technique is generally painless, though some patients may still opt for the use of anesthesia. The LANAP gum disease method may be done in multiple visits or within one office visit, depending on the severity of the disease. The treatment usually only takes a few minutes and has minimal recovery time. The LANAP technique is an option of treatment that some insurance companies will cover, but Dr. Stypula has flexible payment options available.
About the Doctor
Dr. Michael Stypula is a Periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Michael Stypula graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1976 and received a BS in Biology. He then attended Temple University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Science (D.D.S.) degree. At the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine Dr. Stypula received his training in periodontics and implants and earned his degree of M.D.S. Dr. Stypula is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. His practice is dedicated to oral health. To learn more about his dental services visit his website at http://www.pittsburgh-periodontist.com or call (412) 348-8833.