Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
Patients of Bradenton periodontist Dr. Lindsay Eastman now have a better opportunity to retain teeth in the face of gum disease than ever before. By using the latest in laser gum disease treatment, Dr. Eastman is able to help patients enjoy healthy gums and save teeth that before would have required extraction due to periodontal disease. Because teeth need a firm and healthy place to root, tooth loss can commonly occur in cases where gum disease is severe enough. LANAP works to not only remove diseased gum tissue but actually stimulates bone growth in the jaw, rejuvenating that firm rooting ground for teeth.
Infection that occurs when bacteria are present in the gum tissue is known as gum or periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can be present in multiple places in the mouth at one time or be localized to the area by only one tooth. Left untreated, gum disease can eventually affect the nearby jaw bone, leading to a loss of overall bone density. This makes it harder for teeth to be saved, because there is no way for them to be properly supported. The effectiveness of LANAP as a gum disease treatment and generator of bone growth can help reduce the instance of tooth loss for many periodontal patients.
Before the use of LANAP, gum disease treatment was performed by using a scalpel to literally cut out any damaged or diseased gum tissue. In the process, some amount of healthy gum tissue is almost always lost as well. Additionally, loss of jaw bone density is not able to be effectively addressed with traditional gum disease surgery. The laser method is able to isolate the affected gum tissue and remove only that, leaving a greater percentage of healthy gum intact. That benefit, along with LANAP’s ability to stimulate new bone growth helps Dr. Eastman to successfully address the problem of tooth loss that is too commonly associated with gum disease.
Dr. Eastman is proud to be one of the nation’s certified providers of LANAP and to offer his patients the chance for better gum health and improved teeth retention. To learn more about LANAP and how it can help you, 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 in 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 and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Eastman and his dental services visit his website at http://www.bradenton-periodontist.com and call (941) 792-3899.