(PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Page Barden, D.D.S. is offering his patients the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for the treatment of periodontal or gum disease. The revolutionary LANAP does not use a scalpel or require stitches. Instead, it utilizes a specialized laser to kill bacteria and dissolve or remove tissue that has become diseased. This treatment is not considered invasive and very little downtime is required of the patient. In fact, many patients reported returning to work or other normal activities in a very short time period.
Periodontal disease affects millions of adults each year, yet a high percentage of those affected do not seek treatment. This can result in sore or painful gums, excessive bleeding of the gums, loose teeth, teeth that move out of position, which causes problems with the bite, and even lost teeth. In addition, the infection in the mouth can spread through the blood stream and affect other areas of the body. Gum disease has been linked to a number of serious health issues such as low birth-weight babies, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The LANAP procedure is a proven method of treating this dental problem.
Dr. Barden uses the FDA cleared PerioLase MVP-7 laser to perform this procedure. It is so selective that it only removes the part of the gum tissue that has been affected by the bacteria, leaving healthy tissue behind. The bacteria are killed and the good tissue is stimulated to clot and attach to the tooth. The bone is also stimulated to begin regeneration so that the healing process is relatively quick. There is minimal pain and bleeding, which helps with patient comfort. Dr. Barden reports the LANAP procedure has been very effective in treating patients with gum disease.
Because the laser is so selective, most patients experience minimal gum recession after the procedure, and sometimes the procedure can help patients keep their natural teeth that were beginning to loosen up because of the disease. To learn more about periodontal disease and the LANAP procedure go to http://www.georgiagumsurgery.com.
Page Barden, DDS is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Cumming, GA. Dr. Barden received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Denver. He continued his education at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Barden further extended his education at Indiana University where he earned a degree in Periodontics from the School of Dentistry. 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 Page Barden, DDS and his dental services visit his website at http://www.georgiagumsurgery.com and call (678) 648-1998.