California, MD (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Dr. Phillip Christie now performs the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure as a method of gum disease treatment for his patients. This new technology provides the dental facility with a less invasive method of treatment that greatly reduces discomfort or pain as well as patient down time.
LANAP is performed with a specialized laser, the PerioLase MVP-7, which is highly selective. It is actually capable of disintegrating the infected gum tissue and killing off the bacteria that cause the disease while at the same time leaving the healthy gum and bone tissue intact. Since only the diseased gums are removed, recession is much less than with the traditional method of cutting away the gums with a scalpel.
This dental procedure begins with Dr. Christie probing the depth of the periodontal pockets so that the majority of the bacteria can be removed. The laser is used to kill the bacteria. It also promotes clotting so the healthy tissue can seal against the teeth roots. One other very important benefit of using the laser is that it stimulates bone regeneration.
Although there are millions of people who have gum disease, many of them do not seek treatment. The new LANAP procedure should encourage those who have been unsure of their treatment options to be more willing to get the treatment they really need. In addition to the dental health problems connected to the disease, it has been linked to a number of serious ailments such as diabetes and heart issues. To learn more about gum disease and the LANAP procedure, visit http://www.dentist-maryland.com.
Christie Dentistry is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for California, Maryland. Dr. Phillip M. Christie graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1986, and he received the Mastership Award presented by the Academy of General Dentistry. This award (earned by just 2,200 dentists worldwide) is presented to those who have completed over 1,100 hours of continuing education courses in 18 disciplines. Dr. Christie and 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 Christie Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at http://www.dentist-maryland.com and call (301) 880-1052.