Washington D.C. (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Dr. Yasmin Majid has joined one percent of dental professionals that are certified and trained on the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. LANAP is the only laser protocol that has been cleared by the FDA for gum disease treatment. It has been tested both in this country and abroad and has been proven to assist in reducing pocket depth and saving teeth. This periodontal disease treatment uses a specialized laser rather than the traditional scalpel to remove diseased gum tissue.
American adults numbering in the millions suffer from gum disease. Many of them do not even know that they have the disease because sometimes the symptoms do not cause pain. Some have red or puffy gums or gums that bleed easily, while others may experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids. As the disease moves into the advanced stages it can cause receding gums, loose teeth and bone or tooth loss. It has also been scientifically connected to serious health complications such as diabetes and low birth-weight babies, among others.
Getting periodontal disease treatment is very important for both oral health and overall physical health. Many people may not seek treatment because they are afraid of going under the scalpel for treatment. With the LANAP procedure, Dr. Majid treats patients with the PerioLase MVP-7 laser rather than using a scalpel. The laser targets and removes diseased gum tissue and the bacteria that cause the disease. Tissue that has not been affected by the disease is left unharmed and is aided in attaching to the roots of the teeth without the need for sutures.
Patients receiving the treatment experience minimized discomfort and most are able to resume their work or other activities the day of the laser surgery. With a short downtime and minimal recovery period, patients don't have to schedule large amounts of time off of work to receive the procedure. More information about the LANAP periodontal disease treatment is available at http://www.washingtonlaserdentistry.com.
Yasmin Majid,D.D.S, P.C. is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for Washington DC. Dr. Majid studied at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. She performed her post-graduate training in general dentistry and minor oral surgery at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC. She has earned a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at Howard University College of Dentistry. She is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Yasmin Majid, D.D.S., P.C. and her dental services visit her website at http://www.washingtonlaserdentistry.com and call (202) 350-4580.