Hudson, NY Laser Gum Surgery can now Treat Gum Disease in Pregnant Women and Potentially Reduce the Risk for Pre-Term and Low Weight Births with Dr. Robert E. Danz

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Pregnant women with periodontal disease in Hudson, NY now have an easier way to treat gum disease, which studies show is linked to low birth weight and pre-term births. Dr. Robert E. Danz offers the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a minimally invasive laser gum surgery.

Dr. Robert E. Danz is among the top one percent of dental professionals now offering the use of the FDA-cleared laser gum surgery, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), shown to provide consistent results with less impact compared to other treatments for periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease. Left untreated, periodontitis can lead to other problems for patients including the loss of valuable gum tissue, tooth loss and eventually the resorbtion of jaw bone, which can cause disfiguration and misalignment of the jaw.

Persistent or untreated gum disease has also been linked to other medical conditions, putting patients at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and more. Studies have shown that pregnant women with gum disease are approximately seven times more likely to have pre-term births or to deliver low-birth weight babies. Traditional treatments for periodontal disease have been time intensive, invasive and required full anesthesia. Together with the painful recovery, these factors likely deterred many pregnant women from obtaining proper treatment, putting their babies at risk.

LANAP makes the option for eliminating gum disease far more palatable and possible for women looking to become pregnant or who are already pregnant. With only a mild, local anesthetic, no scalpel or sutures and little to no discomfort or pain afterwards, pregnant women can feel more comfortable with the process. The results of the laser gum surgery are also superior to that of traditional methods. Because the laser targets only infected tissue, there is no loss of healthy gum along the way, which is common in other methods. The more gum tissue that is lost, the greater the chance that tooth loss may occur. Teeth require sufficient gum in place for support.

By offering laser gum surgery, Dr. Danz gives pregnant women a new opportunity to take optimal care of both themselves and their babies. Gum disease puts both mothers and babies at risk, and LANAP can effectively combat the risks to both parties in little time and in a simpler, less painful way than ever before. If you are pregnant and want to learn more about how to reduce your risk of a low birth weight baby by treating your periodontal disease, contact Dr. Danz’ office today.

About The Doctor

Robert E. Danz, DDS, is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for Hudson, NY gum disease patients. Not only does Dr. Danz run his own practice, he is involved in his community. Dr. Danz received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University. He has also taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Danz is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Robert E. Danz, DDS and his dental services, visit their website at http://www.hudson-dental.com and call (518) 444-4215.

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