(PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Dr. Gayle Bradshaw performs laser surgery on patients suffering from the debilitating effects of gum disease. Millions of adults across the country suffer from gum or periodontal disease, and many of them do not seek treatment because they do not want to undergo traditional procedures. With technological advancements in dentistry bringing procedures such as the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to the dental community, more patients may begin to seek the necessary treatment.
As a periodontist who treats many patients suffering from gum disease, Dr. Bradshaw has welcomed this new procedure by getting the training necessary to offer it to her patients. In fact, she has joined only one percent of dental professionals that are certified on the new procedure. LANAP uses a specialized laser that is extremely selective. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser has been cleared by the FDA and is designed to attack bacteria and diseased gum tissue without negatively affecting the healthy tissue or bone. The result is that more healthy gum tissue is kept in the mouth versus traditional gum surgery.
Gum disease can lead to receding gums, bone loss and eventual tooth loss. By using the LANAP procedure, the disease can be removed from the mouth with minimal discomfort and more healthy tissue is available to protect the teeth. Another benefit of the procedure is that the bone tissue is stimulated to regenerate, which strengthens the teeth. After the procedure, many patients can go back to performing normal activities the same day as the procedure, so downtime is short.
Although the effects of periodontal disease on the mouth are bad, there are additional problems that have been connected to this disease. In fact, such serious health issues as heart disease, diabetes and even low birth-weight babies have been linked to this disease. Visiting a periodontist is an important first step to receiving the appropriate treatment. For more information on the LANAP procedure, visit http://www.bradshawperiodontics.com.
Bradshaw Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for The Woodlands, Texas since 1998. Dr. Gayle Bradshaw graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Bradshaw and her family moved to Houston to complete her Master’s Degree in periodontal surgery at The University of Texas Dental Branch where she completed her studies in 1998. In 2000, she earned her Board Certification from the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.bradshawperiodontics.com and call (281) 377-8409.