Williamsburg, VA Laser Gum Surgery can Possibly Reduce Low Birth Weight by Removing Gum Disease in Expecting Mothers with Dr. Michael Schroer

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Dr. Michael Schroer of Williamsburg Periodontics now offers pregnant women in Williamsburg, VA a new opportunity to lower their chance of some pregnancy or birth related complications with his use of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a new laser gum surgery. Swollen, red or bleeding gums are early signs that gum disease is present, which may increase the risk of low birth weight or premature birth.

Dr. Michael Schroer at Williamsburg Periodontics proudly joins America’s leading periodontists by offering Williamsburg patients a better way of treating gum disease. According to http://www.perio.org, periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk for many other dental and medical conditions, including premature birth and low birth weight, making laser gum surgery an important advance for pregnant women. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™to treat diseased gum tissue and eliminate the infection.

Gum disease begins as gingivitis in its early stages. During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many hormonal shifts and, as a result of those changes, it is not uncommon for gingivitis to develop during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is easily evidenced by bleeding in the gums or red and swollen gums. Obtaining proper treatment for gingivitis is important to prevent the spread of the infection, not just through the mouth but through the entire body, including to the unborn baby. Laser gum surgery is one option for expectant mothers to combat periodontal disease and lower their risk of complications such as pre-term birth or low birth weight. This procedure can be safely performed during pregnancy.

Proper dental care during pregnancy should be considered an integral part of prenatal care. Dr. Schroer and his team help pregnant women maintain optimal health for themselves and their babies all throughout their pregnancies. To learn more about LANAP and how it can help you, Dr. Schroer invites you to contact his staff today.

About The Doctor

Williamsburg Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Michael Schroer has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and he graduated from Dental School at the University of Missouri. He earned his degree in Periodontics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Schroer 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 Williamsburg Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.williamsburgperiodontics.com and call 757-645-9565.

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