Detroit, MI Dental Implants Have Improved Chances of Success by Removing Gum Disease using Laser Gum Surgery with Dr. Roman Shlafer

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Dr. Roman Shlafer now offers patients who have suffered from periodontal disease and tooth loss an alternative to traditional periodontal surgery; laser gum surgery. This treatment helps patients prevent loss of teeth and stimulates bone growth, so if subsequent treatments like dental implants are needed, they are more likely to be successful.

Dr. Roman shlafer in his Detroit, MI office.

Dr. Roman Shlafer offers dental implants to patients with missing teeth.

Patients of Dr. Roman Shlafer can now receive the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), the first laser gum surgery cleared by the FDA. LANAP removes gum disease and can help prevent tooth loss, but in the event that some teeth are beyond saving, Dr. Shlafer offers patients dental implants to fill in for the missing teeth and prevent bone loss.

In many ways, LANAP actively prevents teeth from being lost more than traditional periodontal surgery does. The wavelength of the laser used in LANAP is only absorbed by gum disease. The laser has no effect on roots or healthy gum tissue, but it stimulates regeneration and growth in the bone. This can help damaged teeth and bone attach and reduce the risk of teeth being lost. There is little risk of negative developments like infection, since at the end of the procedure the laser is used to sterilize the treated area and create a protective blood clot. All of these factors make it more likely that teeth will not be lost.

However, if some teeth cannot be saved, Dr. Shlafer recommends that patients receive dental implants. Many patients prefer implants because they are low-maintenance and look authentic, but Dr. Shlafer recommends implants because of their beneficial health effects. Implants are set in the bone, so they provide stimulation that makes the bone grow. In the absence of stimulation, the bone would resorb and shrink. Patients who lose teeth and opt for other substitutes, such as dentures or bridges, may eventually see dramatic bone resorption. Implants prevent this, and they don't cause any damage to neighboring teeth.    

It is easy to see that preventing periodontal disease and loss of teeth is the best approach, since both of these things can cause other negative effects. Seeking treatment for gum disease early is important, which is another benefit of LANAP - many patients find the procedure less intimidating than traditional surgery and are more likely to accept treatment faster. LANAP is less invasive, and it offers patients a faster, more straightforward recovery. This can be important if additional treatments are needed.

With a combination of laser gum surgery and dental implants, Dr. Shlafer can remove gum disease and help patients enjoy better oral health in the future. Patients can call Dr. Shlafer's office or visit to learn more about the benefits of LANAP and implants.

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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