Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
People with gum disease are at risk of tooth and bone loss, but they can lower it by visiting Dr. Raymond Kenzik for laser gum surgery. Patients who receive the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) have a better chance of saving their teeth and avoiding the bone density loss that missing teeth cause.
Patients experience minimal discomfort and a brief recovery time with this new laser gum surgery. The laser only affects periodontal disease, and healthy tissue is left unharmed so that it can help protect the teeth.
The laser cauterizes the site, which lowers the chance of infection. LANAP has a high success rate in removing gum disease, which improves a patient's likelihood of keeping all of his or her teeth. The laser that Dr. Kenzik uses also can help teeth reattach to the jaw bone, since the laser stimulates bone regeneration.
Stimulation plays an important role in preventing loss of jaw bone density. If teeth are lost, the stimulation normally provided by the root ceases, and the jaw bone starts deteriorating. This process of resorption will continue throughout a patient's life if the jaw bone does not receive any stimulation. Resorption can cause changes in a patient's mouth that leave prosthetics like dentures fitting incorrectly. In severe cases, tooth replacements like dentures and dental implants may not even be an option unless a patient undergoes a bone graft, because bone density will be too low to support prosthetics.
In the event that some teeth cannot be saved or have previously been lost, LANAP can prepare patients to successfully receive tooth replacements. For teeth that are still present, LANAP can improve the likelihood that they form or maintain a healthy attachment to the bone. Patients who suspect or know that they have periodontal disease should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenzik to discuss treatment options. Patients can also visit Dr. Kenzik's website to learn more about LANAP, periodontal disease, and tooth or bone loss.
About the Doctor
Raymond A. Kenzik is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Ormond Beach, FL since 1981. Dr. Kenzik received his dental degree from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta, GA after spending four years at the University Of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He completed his advanced specialty training in Periodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Kenzik 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 Dr. Kenzik and his dental services visit his website at http://www.drkenzik.com and call (386) 492-9242.