Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
Dr. Raymond Kenzik is now performing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) on patients with periodontal disease who require gum disease treatment. This laser gum surgery can also be helpful in preparing a patient’s mouth for dental implants. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue that affects nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and over. This disease manifests in redness and swelling of the gums, as well as bone loss around the base of the tooth. This bone loss can result in the loss of teeth. While conditions of the gums often go unaddressed, Dr. Kenzik encourages people to seek treatment, as untreated periodontal disease can lead to other, serious health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Treatment for gum disease in the past required surgical cutting of the gums, which could lead to excessive pain and long recovery times. In contrast, the use of LANAP allows Dr. Kenzik to remove only infected gum tissue, while preserving the healthy gum tissue in the affected area. This laser gum surgery also helps to stimulate bone regeneration around teeth, therefore helping some patients keep their natural teeth.
In the event that patients are not able to keep their natural teeth, Dr. Kenzik also offers dental implant solutions. It is often helpful for a patient to undergo LANAP before receiving dental implants. This procedure can remove all diseased tissue and create a healthy environment for implants. Once the area has been prepared, a titanium base will be placed into the patient’s jaw bone, where it will fuse with the jaw. An abutment will then be attached to the implant, and a crown will be fitted to the abutment. The crown will be specially designed to match the patient’s natural teeth.
Laser gum surgery is changing the way patients view and receive gum disease treatment. As a less invasive treatment option than traditional surgeries, patients have faster recovery and less additional dental work required to return their gums to a healthy condition.
To learn more about gum disease treatment and dental implants, visit the doctor's website.
About The Doctor
Raymond A. Kenzik is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Ormond Beach, FL since 1981. Dr. Kenzik received his dental degree from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta, GA after spending four years at the University Of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He completed his advanced specialty training in Periodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Kenzik is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Kenzik and his dental services visit his website at http://www.drkenzik.com and call (386) 492-9242.