Braintree, MA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
Because November is Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Thomas Mone encourages persons who have diabetes to schedule a gum disease consultation to determine whether they have gingivitis or periodontitis. Diabetes has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing gum disease. Using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) technology, Dr. Mone can provide state-of-the-art gum disease treatment to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease and complicate the control of diabetes.
Medical research has shown that diabetics are more likely to contract gum disease than other people. This is because diabetes reduces the ability of the body to fight off bacteria that can infect the gums with gingivitis or periodontitis. As an infection, serious gum disease may cause blood sugar levels to rise, thus making diabetes even more difficult to control. On the other hand, emerging research indicates that by hampering the body’s control of blood glucose levels, serious gum disease may also increase the risk that people with metabolic syndrome will actually develop diabetes. In the United States of America, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome may be as high as 25 percent of the population, and that prevalence increases substantially with a person’s age. The symptoms of early gum disease (gingivitis) include red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums. If not treated promptly, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which causes gums to pull away from teeth and form pockets that may become infected. Advanced periodontitis can actually destroy the gums, bone, and tissue that support teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss.
In the past, standard gum disease treatment involved oral surgery, which often included significant pain, removal of some healthy gum tissue, and extended recovery times. Most of these issues have been reduced or even eliminated with the state-of-the-art LANAP technology that Dr. Mone uses. Instead of wielding a scalpel, Dr. Mone utilizes a laser to remove infected gum tissue. Healthy gum tissue is not harmed and bleeding and recovery times are minimized. The laser sterilizes the affected area and encourages formation of a blood clot to prevent further bleeding.
Persons who have either metabolic syndrome or diabetes should schedule a gum disease consultation with Dr. Mone, especially if they detect any of the signs of gum disease. Using advanced technology, Dr. Mone can provide gum disease treatment.
About the Doctor
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 LANAP 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.