Braintree, MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Patients with periodontal disease who are preparing to have teeth replaced now have a new gum disease treatment option with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) through Dr. Thomas Mone. Patients can improve their long-term oral health by visiting Mone Periodontics to have LANAP and receive dental implants to replace any lost teeth.
LANAP gum disease treatment reduces the undesirable side effects of surgery while still eradicating gum disease. The procedure can help prepare patients who have lost teeth to receive dental implants, a lasting tooth replacement solution that helps preserve bone density.
LANAP is the only FDA-cleared gum surgery that uses a laser, which allows for the removal of gum disease without the sacrifice of healthy tissue. The results of LANAP can also be more consistent than the results of traditional gum surgery. The likelihood of an infection or other issue developing after LANAP is small, since the laser cauterizes the affected tissue. This can be especially beneficial for patients who are preparing to have another procedure, such as implants.
Dr. Mone recommends dental implants to patients who have already lost teeth from periodontal disease or other causes. Implants are placed directly in the jaw bone and fuse with it over time, which gives patients more stability. Implants make a convincing tooth replacement and do not require special care. Implants also offer oral health benefits. The jaw bone needs stimulation, whether from an implant or the root of a tooth, to signal it to continue maintenance and growth. Patients who have lost teeth and chosen replacement options that are not anchored in the bone, like bridges or dentures, lose bone density over time. Many patients do not realize that the ongoing loss of bone density can cause dentures to fit incorrectly and limit other tooth replacement options.
If left untreated, both gum disease and missing teeth can lead to other oral health issues. Patients can benefit from seeking gum disease treatment and learning about their tooth replacement options early. More information about LANAP and the benefits of implants can be found at the website of Mone Periodontics. Patients can also call the office to set up an appointment.
About the Practice
Mone Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Braintree, MA. The leading periodontist at the practice, Dr. Thomas Mone, graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree, and then went on to attend the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his periodontal training at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Mone is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Mone Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.braintreeperio.com and call (781) 348-9925.