Bradenton, FL Periodontist Dr. Lindsay Eastman Prepares Patients to Receive Dental Implants by Removing Gum Disease Using the New, FDA-cleared Laser Gum Surgery

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Dr. Lindsay Eastman can now prepare patients to receive dental implants with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), an advanced gum disease treatment. Both LANAP and implants are beneficial to patients who have suffered from loss of teeth due to gum disease.

Dr. Lindsay Eastman helps patients treat tooth loss with dental implants, which prevent loss of bone density and offer numerous other advantages. Using the latest FDA cleared gum disease treatment, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Dr. Eastman can ensure that patients are in optimal condition to receive implants.

LANAP is a procedure that involves minimal pain and no loss of tissue or bone, yet still effectively treats periodontal disease. The removal of gum disease is a prerequisite for the insertion of implants, and for many patients, LANAP is an appealing alternative to traditional gum surgery. LANAP targets unhealthy tissue and periodontal disease while leaving healthy bone and gum tissue intact. This can be critical for patients who are planning to receive implants, because implants aren’t an option if bone density is too low. LANAP is also the only gum disease treatment that stimulates the bone, which prevents the loss of bone density that occurs when a tooth has been lost.

Like LANAP, dental implants stimulate the bone, which would otherwise resorb. Resorption can visibly alter the shape of the mouth and face, and if enough resorption of the jaw occurs, procedures like a bone graft or jaw reconstruction may be necessary just to make dentures a plausible tooth replacement option. Patients who receive implants can limit loss of bone density before the loss becomes extreme and problematic. Receiving a dental implant is a straightforward procedure that can make a significant difference in preventing future oral health problems. Implants additionally offer other benefits to patients who have lost teeth. Unlike a bridge, an implant doesn’t use neighboring teeth for support. Implants are a more secure option than dentures, and they don’t require constant adjusting or realigning, or eating and lifestyle changes on the part of the patient.

With the help of Dr. Eastman and LANAP, patients who were not previously good candidates for dental implants because of gum disease may now be able to receive them. To learn more about the benefits of implants and the reasons that LANAP is so effective at preparing patients for the implant procedure, visit Dr. Eastman’s website or call his office today.

About the Doctor

Lindsay B. Eastman, DDS, MS, PA is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Bradenton, FL since 1980. Dr. Eastman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University Dental School where he completed his Graduate training in Periodontics and his Masters of Science in Oral Biology. He received his Post-Graduate specialty training in Surgical Placement of Implants from Northwestern University Dental School, and completed Business Management Training from Pride Institute. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Dr. Eastman and his dental services visit his website at and call (941) 792-3899.

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