Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
Dr. Scott Silverstein and Dr. Matthew Parker of the Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants are Cincinnati periodontists who now perform the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to fight against gum disease. They are now LANAP certified on the only FDA cleared laser dental procedure for gum disease treatment, making them part of only one percent of dental professionals to offer this advanced treatment. LANAP is made possible with the PerioLase MVP-7 laser and its special selective qualities. The laser uses wavelengths that kill the bacteria and react with the diseased gum tissue to remove it. The wavelengths are not absorbed by water, bone or healthy gum tissue, leaving them all intact.
The result is accurate removal of the disease from the mouth in a less-invasive and minimally painful procedure. The healthy gum tissue is left behind to help protect the teeth, and the bone around the teeth is stimulated to regenerate, which often results in saving teeth that might otherwise have been lost. Many patients find that they can get back to doing whatever they need or want to do the same day as the procedure, which means that down time is usually not necessary.
The procedure begins with the periodontist using a probe to determine the periodontal pocket depth where the gums meet the teeth. This is where bacteria accumulate and attack the gum tissue. Gum tissue will begin to detach as it becomes diseased. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser kills the bacteria in the pockets and removes the offending gum tissue. This opens up access for the periodontist to remove the plaque that has hardened into calculus below the line of the gums. The laser is then used to help the blood clot so that there is a seal created between the gums and the tooth root. This eliminates the need for sutures to hold the gums in place after the surgery.
Of the millions of adults with gum disease, few actually seek treatment. The LANAP procedure should help more people seek the treatment necessary to help them save their teeth and improve their dental health. More information about the LANAP gum disease treatment is available online at http://www.cincinnati-periodontist.com.
Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for Cincinnati and Milford Ohio. Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. They are both active members of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology. To learn more about Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants and their dental services visit their website at http://www.cincinnati-periodontist.com.