Whitestone, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2013
Laser gum surgery is now available in Whitestone, NY at the practice of Vito G. Clarizio, DMD. Dr. Clarizio is part of a selective group of dental professionals across the United States who are certified to perform this state-of-the-art gum disease treatment. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is less invasive than traditional treatments for periodontal disease. The treatment can usually be done in just a few short sessions.
Diseased gum tissue affects nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and over. Unfortunately, many of these cases go untreated. People may be hesitant to seek treatment for a number of reasons including ignorance of the potential severity of the disease and fear of traditional treatment methods.
Dr. Clarizio believes in the importance of educating patients about the potential severity of gum disease. If left untreated, the infection can eventually lead to tooth loss and bone loss. Periodontal disease has also recently been linked with systemic health concerns including heart disease, diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Pregnant women affected by periodontal disease may be at greater risk of giving birth to babies with low birth weight.
People who may be suffering from periodontitis should seek gum disease treatment. Traditional methods involve the cutting open of the gum tissue with a scalpel. The diseased tissue is then scraped away and the gums sutured back into place. LANAP is less invasive than traditional periodontal surgery and causes less discomfort. A highly selective laser is used to remove damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. This allows the healthy tissue to reattach to the roots of teeth and promotes faster healing time. LANAP is also the only gum disease treatment that stimulates regeneration of cells in the underlying bone tissue, thus helping to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. Most patients only need a couple of sessions with LANAP and they can often return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Individuals suffering from gum disease should inquire about laser gum surgery in Whitestone, NY by calling Dr. Clarizio for a consultation. Visit http://www.whitestonelaserdentist.com for more information.
About The Doctor
Vito Clarizio, DMD is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Whitestone, NY for over 20 years. Dr. Clarizio received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Vito Clarizio is deeply committed to ongoing professional development and stays abreast of all the latest advances in dentistry by regularly attending continuing education classes. To learn more about dental services at Vito Clarizio, DMD, please visit their website at http://www.whitestonelaserdentist.com.