Farmington, MI Dentist, Dr. Roman Shlafer Can Now Help Patients Avoid Future Loss of Teeth Caused by Periodontal Disease with the FDA Cleared Laser Gum Surgery

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Dr. Roman Shlafer is now treating periodontal disease with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. In addition to removing gum disease, this laser gum surgery can regenerate bone growth, helping patients avoid the future loss of teeth or bone density.

Dr. Roman shlafer in his Detroit, MI office.

Dr. Roman Shlafer can help patients save teeth with laser gum surgery.

Dr. Shlafer can now offer patients an alternative to traditional treatments for periodontal disease with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), which is the first and only FDA cleared laser gum surgery. This procedure will appeal to patients who were wary of traditional gum surgery, but the treatment is also advantageous for patients who have suffered from or are at risk of tooth or bone loss.

LANAP helps prevent tooth and bone loss by removing gum disease, stimulating the bone that supports the tooth, and leaving healthy gum tissue intact. Removing gum disease helps prevent loss of teeth; however, laser gum surgery helps limit the loss of teeth in other ways that traditional surgery does not. The use of a laser ensures that gum tissue isn’t lost, and gum recession doesn’t result from the treatment. Gum recession can introduce a series of problems to patients, making them more vulnerable to future gum disease, tooth loss, and subsequent loss of bone density. LANAP promotes better oral health by only removing the periodontal disease. The laser used in the procedure also stimulates the jawbone, which can help limit resorption.

Resorption of the jawbone occurs when teeth have been lost. Normally, the roots of the teeth stimulate the jaw bone, which will continue growing and undergoing maintenance. When teeth are lost and the stimulation stops, bone density decreases as the bone shrinks away, resulting in visible changes in jaw shape and size. The laser used in LANAP provides enough stimulation to regenerate growth in the bone. If they have already lost some of their teeth to gum disease, Dr. Shlafer’s patients may then opt for other procedures, like dental implants, that will continue stimulating the bone and promoting growth after disease has been removed.

The loss of gum tissue, teeth, and bone density are processes that will often occur together. Treating gum disease can help prevent some of these losses. LANAP is a more effective way to prevent loss and mitigate some of the damages to tooth and bone that have already been caused by gum disease. You can call Dr. Shlafer’s office or visit his website to learn more about the dangers of lost teeth and bone density, and to find out how LANAP can help you.

About the Doctor

Dr. Roman Shlafer is a general practitioner offering patients personalized dental care for Farmington, MI since 1986. Dr. Shlafer received his DDS from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, where he studied under top reconstructive and cosmetic dentists. He completed his graduate studies at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Shlafer is part of the American Dental Association 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 Dr. Shlafer and his dental services visit his website at and call (248) 918-4205.

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