Dr. Darryl Field Can Now Help Prevent Bone Loss with Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

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Dr. Darryl Field now offers his Jacksonville patients a type of gum disease treatment that plays an active role in preventing bone loss. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a minimally invasive laser gum surgery, removes gum disease while reducing the risk of complications such as tooth and bone loss.

Patients of Dr. Darryl Field can improve their oral health while preventing bone loss and tooth loss with a gum surgery alternative, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Jacksonville patients who choose this gum disease treatment benefit from a low risk of complications and an improved likelihood of their teeth being saved. The procedure also offers patients less pain and a faster healing period than conventional surgery.

The laser that Dr. Field uses to remove periodontal disease during LANAP®, the Periolase® MVP-7™, offers a few effects that are advantageous for oral health. The laser only diseased tissue and bacteria so patients do not lose healthy gum tissue during the procedure. The laser also has a stimulating effect on the alveolar bone that anchors them. This stimulation causes regeneration in the bone, which can help support the teeth. The successful removal of periodontal disease also reduces the risk of teeth being lost in the future.

Preventing bone loss and tooth loss is more important than many patients realize. Tooth loss can cause several problems, from difficulty eating to changes in bite alignment that cause jaw and neck pain. Once teeth have been lost, bone loss will follow, since the alveolar bone only maintains itself when it receives stimulation from teeth. Bone loss can be a lifelong process that changes the shape of the mouth and the appearance of the face. Results may be visible in as little as a year after tooth loss. Though Dr. Field offers treatments such as dental implants to stabilize bone density, he recommends that patients be proactive about protecting their health by seeking gum disease treatment in Jacksonville early.

Early symptoms of gum disease include inflammation, bleeding and tenderness of the gums. People who notice these symptoms may be at risk for tooth and bone loss if they do not promptly seek treatment. Anyone who needs to schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Jacksonville is welcome to call Dr. Field’s office directly. People who want more information on how LANAP® helps in preventing bone loss and other periodontal disease complications are encouraged to visit Dr. Field’s website.

About the Doctor

Darryl A. Field, DDS, PA, is a periodontist offering personalized dental care to patients in Jacksonville, FL since 1997 Dr. Field received his Doctor of Dental Degree and his certificate in Periodontics from LSU School of Dentistry. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the first FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Field and his dental services visit his website at http://www.jaxdentalhealth.com and call 904-201-8293.

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