Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2013
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a noninvasive gum disease treatment alternative, is now available at Dr. David Baker’s Austin, TX dental practice. Prior to LANAP, removing advanced periodontitis required invasive traditional surgery where dentists cut into the gum tissue to remove the infection. Since many people associate pain and inconvenience with traditional surgical procedures, they often postpone seeking gum disease treatment and increase their risk of other health complications.
Due to the present pervasiveness of gum disease in the United States, missing teeth in adults is also on the rise. During the first stage of gum disease (gingivitis), the infection can usually be eradicated with professional dental cleanings and stricter adherence to daily brushing and flossing. However, when gum disease progresses into the moderate and advanced states of periodontitis, bone deterioration begins to occur. The subsequent instability of the bone holding the teeth frequently causes tooth loss. Laser gum surgery is the only gum disease treatment capable of stimulating bone regeneration, which in many cases enables Dr. Baker to save patients’ natural teeth.
For more information on LANAP and Austin, TX gum disease treatment options, please call (512) 782-8422 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker.
About the Practice
Westlake Family Dental Care is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Austin, TX since 1997. Dr. Baker received his dental degree from the University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School and scored in the top two percent of the nation in Endodontics and Periodontics. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Baker stays abreast of the dental techniques and technology by attending at least 30 hours of continuing education each year. In addition to LANAP, Dr. Baker provides services such as fixed lower dentures, mini-implants, and TMJ. To learn more about Westlake Dental Care and their dental services, visit their website at http://www.davidabaker.net and call (512) 782-8422.