Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
J. Robert Friedberg, DMD, has become one of a very small percentage of dental professionals that offer the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for periodontal disease treatment. Only about one percent of dental professionals are trained on and certified on this FDA cleared laser treatment procedure. Dr. Friedberg wants patients who have gum disease in the Houston area to know about this new treatment option.
Periodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the structures that support the teeth such as the gums and bone. Dr. Friedberg is a periodontist that is very concerned about the many adults in this country currently suffering from periodontal or gum disease. Many of those who suffer from this condition do not seek treatment. In addition to the bleeding gums, pain, receding gums, tooth loss, and infection in the mouth, that are symptoms of this disease, it also has been linked to major problems such as heart disease and pancreatic cancer.
The new LANAP periodontal disease treatment procedure uses a laser that is very selective. This allows Dr. Friedberg to remove damaged gum tissue and bacteria from the mouth without negatively impacting healthy tissue or bone. The laser helps to control bleeding during the procedure as it promotes clot formation, so there is little risk of complications due to bleeding. It helps stimulate the gum tissue to re-attach to the teeth, and also stimulates regeneration in the bones. There is generally little gum recession connected to this procedure, and one treatment usually removes up to 90 percent of the problem.
Most patients find that there is little or no pain connected to this laser procedure, and many are able to resume regular activities the same day, so there is not a lot of downtime after receiving LANAP. The bio-stimulation of the laser aids in hastening healing. In addition, sometimes patients may be able to retain natural teeth that would have been lost otherwise. To learn more about periodontics and the LANAP procedure for periodontal disease treatment, visit houston-perio.com.
J. Robert Friedberg is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Houston, Texas. Dr. Friedberg received his undergraduate education at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut where he also completed a three year residency in periodontology. He is 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 Dr. Friedberg and his dental services visit his website at http://www.houston-perio.com.