LN Periodontics Raises Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease in Louisville, KY this November

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Drs. Reid A. Nelson and Douglas C. Lowy at LN Periodontics now offer Louisville, KY patients laser gum surgery that not only treats gum disease, but may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer. The presence of gum disease can increase a patient’s risk for pancreatic cancer, so by eliminating the infection with a gum disease treatment like the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), patients can also help reduce that risk in addition to restoring their oral health.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Drs. Reid A. Nelson and Douglas C. Lowy of LN Periodontics in Louisville, KY want to help raise public awareness about the known connection between gum disease and an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. LN Periodontics’ use of a laser gum surgery known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) delivers powerful gum disease treatment that also helps to reduce the risk of this type of cancer by eliminating infection in the gums and restoring oral health.

LANAP works efficiently to treat periodontitis with minimal impact to patients. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser is able to target only the diseased gum tissue to vaporize it without affecting any of the neighboring healthy gum tissue. This helps to reduce any discomfort and also speeds up the recovery. In addition, the ability to retain the maximum amount of gum is critical to provide long-term support for teeth and bone. There are no sutures required and most patients feel nothing more than a slight sensation of warmth during the laser gum surgery. People who undergo this form of gum disease treatment can plan to leave LN Periodontics and resume their normal day’s activities immediately.

Traditional treatments for gum disease result in the loss of some healthy tissue as infected gum is cut out. Lengthier surgeries, stitches, bleedin, and painful recovery processes are all commonly experienced. With laser gum surgery, however, people with gum disease now have a simplified way of receiving treatment with excellent results.

The presence of gum disease has been linked with an increased risk for many different medical conditions including low birth weight, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancer of the pancreas and more. Drs. Lowy and Nelson are proud to offer patients a simpler way to receive proper gum disease treatment as part of an effort to maintain overall health and wellness.

Louisville area residents who are concerned about gum disease and interested in learning about how to eliminate it while also reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer or other health problems are invited to call or visit LN Periodontics’ website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com.

About The Doctor

LN Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Louisville, KY. The practice is led by Dr. Doug Lowy and Dr. Reid Nelson. Dr. Lowy received his B.A. in Earth Science and Mathematics from Newark State College and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University. He completed his dentistry training at University of Louisville and his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lowy is an assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Louisville and is course director of a hands-on periodontal course for sophomore dental students. Dr. Nelson received his DMD at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry, and became certified in Periodontics from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nelson is currently involved in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontology. Both doctors are part of one percent of dental professionals who offer LANAP laser gum surgery for gum disease treatment. To learn more about LN Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com and call (502) 653-8185.

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