Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Dr. Robert Hindman, of the West 10th Dental Group, is introducing the revolutionary Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to gum disease patients in Indianapolis, IN. This new laser treatment is added to his practice in an effort to reduce negative attitudes towards traditional periodontal disease treatments. Despite recent research, which has linked gum disease with systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and low-birth-weight babies, many people avoid periodontal disease treatment because traditional gum surgery is often invasive and painful.
Traditional gum disease surgery requires the doctor to cut the gums in order to clean the area and remove diseased tissue. However, during the procedure, healthy tissue may also be removed, thus lowering the gum line. A lowered gum line can result in aesthetic issues for the patient as well as a potentially lengthy period of increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods. After the surgery, patients often describe experiencing moderate to severe pain and discomfort, and many require days off of work to recover.
The LANAP procedure is minimally invasive and requires no cutting or sutures like traditional gum surgery. Instead, this periodontal laser surgery uses light energy to eliminate bad bacteria from the gums without harming the healthy tissue. The laser operates at a wavelength that pinpoints the diseased tissue and removes it without harming the gum tissue nearby. Since it works using laser light technology, there are no scalpels or cutting involved. This means potentially less gum recession and quicker healing after the procedure than with traditional surgical treatments for gum disease.
West 10th Dental Group offers patients personalized dental care in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Hindman graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and went on to complete his training in Periodontics. He has been practicing as a board certified periodontist for 32 years and joined West 10th Dental Group in 2008. Dr. Hindman 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 West 10th Dental Group and their dental services visit their website at http://www.indianapolislaserdentist.com and call (317) 489-6996.