Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Dr. Stephen Kobernick is now accepting new patients from St. Petersburg that are in need of gum disease treatment. With the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Dr. Kobernick is able to provide treatment services that are less invasive, less painful, and require less down time for the patient. This periodontist is expanding to include not only patients in the greater Clearwater area, but also those in St. Petersburg.
Gum disease affects millions of people in the United States, and many of them have not been diagnosed. In addition, only three percent actively seek treatment. One reason for this may be the perception that gum disease treatment is painful and requires a lengthy recovery period. With LANAP, the amount of time required by the patient for the procedure and recovery are reduced. In fact, many people are able to go back to work the same day the periodontist performs the procedure.
The basic procedure begins with Dr. Kobernick examining and measuring the periodontal pockets. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser is then used to selectively destroy the disease-causing bacteria and the infected gum tissue. Healthy tissue is not affected by the laser and is packed against the roots of the teeth. The laser stimulates cementation of the gum tissue to the teeth, so that sutures are not required for proper healing. In addition, the jaw is stimulated to regenerate, which strengthens teeth and aids in preventing future tooth loss.
More than just dental health is at stake when a patient has gum or periodontal disease; a person's overall health is affected as well. Studies have shown that gum disease is linked to problems such as diabetes, low birth-weight babies, and stroke. Improving one's oral health can be an important step in reducing one's chances of contracting other serious illnesses. Additional information about the LANAP gum disease treatment is available at http://www.clearwater-periodontist.com.
The Art of Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in periodontics, laser therapy and implant dentistry in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Stephen Kobernick received his Bachelor of Science from University of Delaware in 1984; his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1988; a Certificate of Periodontics and Implantology from University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1990; and completed extensive training at the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry. Dr. Kobernick is part of the one percent of dental professionals offering the FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Kobernick and his dental services visit his website at: http://www.clearwater-periodontist.com or call (727) 386-7092.